hald/xfce removable media

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Apr 13 14:17:51 UTC 2008

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008, Michael Rudolph wrote:

> On Sunday 13 April 2008 05:15:33 Warren Block wrote:
>> Removable media in xfce used to automatically mount, at least as of a
>> few weeks ago.  Now I see:
>> Failed to mount "NIKON D40".
>> org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed no <-- (action, result).
> you might want to have a look at
> http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/halfaq.html#q3
> I hope that helps.

It does!  For future searching: adding

<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable">
   <match user="marcus">
     <return result="yes"/>

with the appropriate username to PolicyKit.conf solves this.  With GNOME 
(or maybe just gdm), it sounds like this would happen automatically. 
(I'm using xdm and xfce).


-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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