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Old 11-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
digimaus
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Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Limestone, TN, USA
Distribution: Slackware 64 14.2, Slackware 32 14.2
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External USB hard drive auto-mounting error (dbus)


Hello, everyone-

Just installed Slackware 13 this morning. It's been a long time since I last tried Linux, but Slack works (a lot easier than Slack 8 did back when I last used it!) quite well. I'm using the XFCE desktop and it's smooth as silk except for one odd problem-I cannot get any of my USB drives to mount. I just plugged in my Lexar 4GB USB flash drive and received an error message. Here's from /var/log/messages from when I initally plugged in the drive (I have a 500GB WD MyBook USB external drive that is always plugged in):

Code:
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=05dc, idProduct=a764
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: Product: USB Flash Drive
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: Manufacturer: Lexar
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: SerialNumber: CCMAR10MYORIAFSF1141
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: usb 1-3.1.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Nov 29 13:24:10 mercury kernel: scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Lexar    USB Flash Drive  1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 7831552 512-byte hardware sectors: (4.00 GB/3.73 GiB)
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 7831552 512-byte hardware sectors: (4.00 GB/3.73 GiB)
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel:  sdb: sdb1
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Nov 29 13:24:16 mercury kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
Nov 29 13:24:17 mercury dbus-daemon: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.46" (uid=1000 pid=3783 comm="exo-mount --hal-udi /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/v") interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member="Mount" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=3045 comm="/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes "))
Now, upon further examination, I get this same message for any USB device I plug in. I did read several messages in this forum about USB devices and made sure my user account was in the right groups, et al.

I am not sure what to read of this error message, but looking back in /var/log/messages, I noticed this from when I initally fired up XFCE:

Code:
Nov 29 13:21:06 mercury dbus-daemon: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.32" (uid=1000 pid=3518 comm="/usr/bin/xfce4-session ") interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement" member="ThisMethodMustNotExistInHal" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=3045 comm="/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes "))
Nov 29 13:21:06 mercury sudo:     sean : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/home/sean ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/libexec/xfsm-shutdown-helper
Nov 29 13:21:09 mercury /usr/sbin/gpm[3174]: *** info [mice.c(1766)]: 
Nov 29 13:21:09 mercury /usr/sbin/gpm[3174]: imps2: Auto-detected intellimouse PS/2
Nov 29 13:21:45 mercury acpid: client connected from 3629[0:100] 
Nov 29 13:21:45 mercury acpid: 1 client rule loaded 
Nov 29 13:21:47 mercury dbus-daemon: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.35" (uid=1000 pid=3671 comm="xfce4-power-manager ") interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement" member="JustToCheck" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=3045 comm="/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes "))
Nov 29 13:21:53 mercury dbus-daemon: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.37" (uid=1000 pid=3683 comm="exo-mount -n -h /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volum") interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member="Mount" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=3045 comm="/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes "))
Nov 29 13:21:53 mercury dbus-daemon: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.37" (uid=1000 pid=3683 comm="exo-mount -n -h /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volum") interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member="Mount" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=3045 comm="/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes "))
If this helps any, I'm using a "stock" (included everything and the kitchen sink when installed) Slackware 13 DVD install on a Dell Optiplex GX260 (2.5gHz P4, 1.5GB RAM, 160GB WD hard drive).

Any ideas or suggestions of what to look at? I'm not familiar with HAL in Linux although I've seen plenty of discussion about it and have an idea of what it's supposed to (or break! ).

Thanks!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
digimaus
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Distribution: Slackware 64 14.2, Slackware 32 14.2
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Well, now that I feel like a total tool: seems that a little more fine-tuning on what groups my user account was in and a good ol' cold boot seems to have fixed the problem...
 
  


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