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Apologies if I've missed the answer to this question but I've trawled through the forum and can't seem to find an solution.
I've recently done a clean install of 10.2, and added FR Gnome as well as a custom 2.6 kernel. FR Gnome installed hal and d-bus but automounting still doesn't work. This seems to be a common theme, and although I have no problem with manually mounting devices it would be nice to get this working properly. Has anyone had any success?
They have to be executable (and referenced in one of the other files, for example in rc.local which should be already done by the Freerock Gnome installation routine).
Do a "chmod 755 rc.hal rc.messagebus rc.howl rc.udev" or just the ones you need. I don't know if rc.hal alone is enough.
And I looked in the rc.local file and it contains:
# /etc/rc.d/rc.local: Local system initialization script.
# Put any local setup commands in here:
# To disable howl, chmod rc.howl to 644
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.howl ]; then
echo "Starting Howl mDNS daemons"
. /etc/rc.d/rc.howl start
# To disable dbus, chmod rc.messagebus to 644
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus ]; then
echo "Starting D-BUS Messaging Subsystem"
. /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus start
# To disable hal, chmod rc.hal to 644
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hal ]; then
echo "Starting HAL"
# wait a few seconds to let udev complete its
# initialization. Otherwise hald will not recognize CD/DVD
# drives and will not start polling them
( sleep 5; /etc/rc.d/rc.hal start ) &
Any ideas about what to do next? Thanks for the advice so far.
Edit: do I need to add the halddeamon to the users group or make other group modifications?
are you sure you've got your settings right in gnome. i.e to displayed mounted devices...
Yes, settings are fine, but when I tried inserting my usbstick nothing happened at all. So I put a blank cd in the drive, and after a few seconds that did mount and appear on the desktop - so progress at least. I then switched to kde and even the cd doesn't automount. Oh well, not a huge problem, but if anyone has any other ideas please let me know. And thanks for the help so far.
In Gnome only the cd gets automounted and shows up in mtab. When I plug in my usbstick or my iaudio they don't show up at all, although I can manually mount them once I find out which node they're mapped to with dmesg | tail. One of the issues I have is that the /dev node changes each time. I have 3 sata disks, and a usb card reader with four slots, which are sometimes picked up at boot, and sometimes not. So sometimes my usbsick is sdd1 and sometimes sdh1, and occasionally something inbetween. In KDE nothing automounts.