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Old 03-14-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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Setting umask, gid and uid for NTFS-3G volume in KDE Media Manager


Currently I'm using Slackware 12.2 with KDE 3.5.10 from the installation and I have a USB external HDD with one partition formatted in NTFS.

I'm asking help or suggestion to make file owner to be like user_name:users and umask 022 when automounting with KDE.

NTFS-3G works fine with HAL and KDE Media manager, but the file owner is always root:root with umask 000. Strangely, if I mount the device with pmount from console with command pmount-hal /dev/sda1 -e, the owner and permission is correct.

I've done some googling and found info in Arch Linux Wiki about setting fmask and dmask for NTFS-3G in HAL policy file, but this doesn't work on my system, the NTFS volume mounted from KDE still have same permission.

Old 03-14-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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KDE does not honor all the mount options for HAL. You can find a work-around in the first sticky thread: "12.0 and HAL - READ THIS!"
See the last post there. It's for vfat but you can adapt it to ntfs very easily.


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