[nflug] HAL and thumb drives

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Sun Oct 19 15:01:45 EDT 2008

Corey Reichle wrote:
> Sounds almost like an SELinux thing... Do you have SELinux turned on?
> If so, try to turn it off and try it again.
> Oct 18, 2008 08:57:16 PM, nflug at nflug.org wrote:
>     What the HAL is going on?
>     I just love innocuous upgrades with unforeseen consequences.
>     I am running kubuntu hardy with up to date packages.
>     I just plugged in two different thumb drives and got locked out of
>     them. When I click on the desktop icon that appears after I plug the
>     drive in, konqueror tries to open them but fails with the following
>     message box:
>     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")
>     Next, I su'd to root and created a /media/thumb drive directory. I
>     tried to chmod it to 777 and to chown it to my user.
>     Both requests were ignored even though I was root!
>     Finally, I mounted the thumb drive (mount /dev/sdb1 /media/thumb
>     drive)
>     and copied my stuff to it as root from the command line. It's a fat32,
>     so permissions don't matter, at least in this case, but having to do
>     this was ridiculous.
>     I'm not "all thumbs", but I do need them!
>     Any ideas on fixing this so normal users can access thumb drives
>     again?
>     Thanks.
>     Joe
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Not on purpose!  How can I be sure?


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