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Old 12-30-2007, 05:43 AM   #1
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Unable to read USB/CD's even as root


I am new to slackware 12 - but straight after a fresh install I am unable to read USB flash memory stick or CD's. I have not edited fstab file. I am sure the devices are mounted as the system recognises what they are and the CD title too. When I try to browse the devices via thunar/konqueror I get this type of error in an alert box, this occurs as users and root:



Failed to mount "261M Removable Volume".

A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file (rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member "Mount" error name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.Hal").



Unable to mount "Slack12d3":

A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file (rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member "Mount" error name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.Hal")


Regards, confused...
 
Old 12-30-2007, 05:49 AM   #2
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Read the sticky in this forum..
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:25 AM   #3
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This sticky must be read:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-this-566862/
 
Old 12-30-2007, 08:41 AM   #4
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Hi,

Welcome to Slackware!

As others have stated, you need to read the sticky '12.0 and HAL - READ THIS!'.

When you create a new user for your machine(s) with 'adduser', you should include the user in the proper groups. Most users should be in the 'audio video cdrom plugdev' groups.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 09:22 AM   #5
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As my fellow slackers said you need to open up a text editor and edit /etc/group

Add your regular user to plugdev, cdrom, audio, video

Save, exit.

Now you should be fine:-)
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:19 PM   #6
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I have added root and user 'david' to ALL groups using the kuser gui/app then shutdown and start but still same problem??? With regard to the sticky - any chance this can be decoded to laymans terms or even a step-by-step idiots guide????

here is o/p of /etc/group;
Code:
root::0:david
bin::1:root,bin,daemon,david
daemon::2:root,bin,daemon,david
sys::3:root,bin,adm,david
adm::4:root,adm,daemon
tty::5:david,root
disk::6:root,adm,david
lp::7:lp,david,root
mem::8:david,root
kmem::9:david,root
wheel::10:root,david
floppy::11:root,david
mail::12:mail,david,root
news::13:news,david,root
uucp::14:uucp,david,root
man::15:david,root
audio::17:david,root
video::18:david,root
cdrom::19:david,root
games::20:david,root
slocate::21:david,root
utmp::22:david,root
smmsp::25:smmsp,david,root
mysql::27:david,root
rpc::32:david,root
sshd::33:sshd,david,root
gdm::42:david,root
shadow::43:david,root
ftp::50:david,root
apache:x:80:david,root
messagebus:x:81:david,root
haldaemon:x:82:david,root
plugdev:x:83:david,root
power:x:84:david,root
pop::90:pop,david,root
scanner::93:david,root
nobody::98:nobody,david,root
nogroup::99:david,root
users::100:root
console::101:david,root
avahi:x:85:root
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:57 PM   #7
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dh2k wrote:
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I have added root and user 'david' to ALL groups
That's a mistake. Your user should not be in all those groups. As to the mounting, I use KDE & have the desktop set up to display mounted partitions, so everything I plug in/insert shows up as an icon.
Regards,
Bill
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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2nd avenue of attack for you....


edit fstab setup your potential partitions to mount with user options instead of root.

Thats what I did before reading the sticky. That sticky makes it easier, but seems some what insecure to me.. maybe not.
 
  


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