HAL with new kdebase (permission problems)
lofi at freebsd.org
Thu Dec 21 14:59:44 PST 2006
On Thursday, 21. December 2006 23:33, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > On Thursday, 21. December 2006 21:54, Csaba Molnar wrote:
> >> Hello!
> >> I installed kdebase with HAL support - it is still greyed out in
> >> kcontrol, but seems to work.
> > That's normal - the ability to switch from HAL to fstab and back at
> > runtime disappeared a while ago, but nobody ever removed the checkbox.
> >> However, when I try to mount an usb memory stick, it
> >> complains about a permission problem.
> > First up, make sure you have the latest version of kdebase,
> > kdebase-3.5.5_1.
> > Then check /usr/ports/UPDATING - I added a few HAL-specific issues to the
> > latest entry for kdebase.
> >> Mounting it in a traditional way works.
> > Does that mean you have an /etc/fstab entry for it? That needs to go, hal
> > refuses to mount devices listed in fstab (commenting it out will work,
> > too).
> >> My user is in groups wheel and
> >> operator, vfs.usermount is on
> > Just FYI, vfs.usermount is not required for mounting devices with HAL,
> > neither is any group membershit.
Uhm, I know that's hard to believe, but that really *was* a typo. My english
is deteriorating to the point where I keep making subconscious phonetic
spelling errors. Scary. Sorry about that, I didn't at all mean to be rude.
> Not true. You need to be a member of the operator group to mount
> removable media with HAL unless KDE is not going through D-BUS for
I'm not sure about the going-through-D-BUS part, but it certainly works for me
as (uid=1001(lofi) gid=1001(lofi) groups=1001(lofi).
,_, | Michael Nottebrock | lofi at freebsd.org
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