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Old 08-13-2005, 12:37 AM   #1
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Automounting Stopped Working

I do not know where to begin in fixing this problem or supplying the correct information... but here it goes.

I installed Gentoo about 3 months ago and have had the luxery of having removable media mount automatically. When I would connect either my camera or my USB stick it would pop up on the desktop and everythign would go fine. Then tonight when I tried connecting the camera nothing happened. I have to mount the device manually and then as a normal user I cannot view/access the files correctly. This happend on both my USB stick and Camera both connected via USB. As root I can view/access the files correctly. I tried rebooting to see if that fixes it with no luck.

I am running Gentoo 2005.0 Stage 3 install and use Gnome. The settings are correclty setup to automount removable media. HAL Daemon is running (which I think controls this sorta thing).

I can give any other information needed to help diagnose this problem.

Old 08-13-2005, 12:51 AM   #2
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Best help I can give is to search your system for files which end in ~ or _. If an error occured during the last on-line session BEFORE the errors started, they may be saved with a filename (same as an existing file, but with an error condition trapped in the file) ending with the aforementioned symbols. Now, each time you boot up, those files do much the same as your user dot files; they store the error condition; the system reads the original file followed by those files to amend the original file; then promptly bombs out.

Find the files ending with ~ or _ (most likely in /etc) and delete them. Then try rebooting.

They work somewhat analogous to having /etc/bashrc set the system-wide environment for bash, then your ~/.bashrc modifies that system-wide setting for your user preference. In this case, you've trapped an error condition.

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