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Old 03-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Question Auto-mounting USB devices stopped working


When I installed slackare 13 it detected usb drives and cameras automatically.

now it doesn't. I am runnning a 13.0 system, not current, so I have only applied the updates in that branch (iirc including a new kernel).

nowadays when i plug a device in it does not seem to be detected by HAL (i.e not in KDE).

However the device is listed if you use the command "lsusb" and the computer obviously knows it has been plugged in as there is a relevant entry in dmesg.

Sorry for the generallised nature of the post, but I don't really know anything about HAL or how it can have stopped working.



Old 03-30-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hello, I don't use Slackware, but I've seen your thread in the zero replied ones at that time.
I can try to give you some ideas :
1) Unplug all removable devices which are not automounted anymore
2) Restart the hald daemon
3) Run
lshal > listhal0
4) Plug in one removable device
5) Run
lshal > listhal1
6) Look if the device was recognized by hal :
vimdiff listhal1 listhal0

If it is, then you know that hal is working correctly, and the problem comes in an upper layer of code, maybe at WM/DE level.

Try to logout/login and continue to investigate from there.
There is the KDE log file for a user in $HOME/.xsession-errors file.

Sorry if I will not follow this thread, because as I use another distro, I don't go into the Slackware forum.
Maybe someone who does will answer you after you tried what I suggest here.
Good luck. Bye.


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