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Old 01-15-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Problem automounting cd and USB


I can not auto mount anything as a normal user, only as root. I get the
"Unable to mount "1G Removable Volume":" error.
The cdrom line in fstab is commented out.
I have added the user to the plugdev group.
Here is the cdom(hdb) permissions:
$ ls -l /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2009-01-15 12:46 /dev/cdrom -> hdb
$ ls -l /dev/hdb
brw-rw-rw- 1 root cdrom 3, 64 2009-01-15 12:46 /dev/hdb

So, what else needs to be set up? First time using Slackware > 10.0.

tj
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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see man automount

is the daemon running?
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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Maybe I wasn't clear and I shouldn't have called it auto mount. I guess it is more the HAL subsystem. Under Xfce I either insert a cd/dvd or plug in a USB thumb drive and it appears on the desktop, but if I try to access it as a normal user I get the cannot mount error. If I am logged in as root and click on the desktop icon it mounts and I can access it.

I hope this is more specific.

tj
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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Hi,

Do you have your user in the 'plugdev' group?

I like to add the user(s) to the following groups; 'users floppy audio video cdrom plugdev'.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #5
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Yes, the user is in plugdev and cdrom.

tj
 
Old 01-15-2009, 07:58 PM   #6
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Problem solved

I found a post that had the same problem and after adding the user to the groups a complete REBOOT had to happen before the changes took effect. Rebooted and now cd/dvds and usb thumb drives can now be mounted by the user.

tj
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:33 PM   #7
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I found a post that had the same problem and after adding the user to the groups a complete REBOOT had to happen before the changes took effect. Rebooted and now cd/dvds and usb thumb drives can now be mounted by the user.

tj
A re-login suffices.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 07:58 PM   #8
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Hi,

Do you have your user in the 'plugdev' group?

I like to add the user(s) to the following groups; 'users floppy audio video cdrom plugdev'.
 
  


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