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My Camera and a few USB drives would not automount but I could manually mount them with no problem. The devices would show up on the Device Notifier but when ...
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- 08-03-2010 #1
Automounting Cameras and USB drives.
My Camera and a few USB drives would not automount but I could manually mount them with no problem. The devices would show up on the Device Notifier but when I clicked on "Open with File Manager" it just opened my home directory. So after a little digging and lots of Googling, I found this link:PolicyKit - CBLFS
At the bottom, in the configuration section:
To allow HAL to automount removable drives such a thumbdrives, edit /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf and add the following between the <config></config> tags:Code:
<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable"> <return result="yes" /> </match>Without this you will receive an error similar to org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolic y: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <--(action,result) when you "plug in" your thumb drive.
You then must upgrade your util-linux to the latest version or HAL automounting will fail with the following error FAT: Unrecognized mount option "uhelper=hal" or missing value.
- 08-03-2010 #2
It may be worth noting that HAL was removed from Ubuntu as of 10.04.
- 08-04-2010 #3
- 08-11-2010 #4
As of 2009, distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora, and projects such as GNOME and X.org are in the process of deprecating HAL as it has "become a large monolithic unmaintainable mess". It is in the process of being merged into udev (main udev, libudev, and udev-extras) and existing udev and kernel functionality. Ubuntu version 10.04 removes HAL from the boot process.
Initially a new daemon DeviceKit was planned to replace certain aspects of HAL, but in March 2009, DeviceKit was deprecated in favor of adding the same code to udev as a package: udev-extras, and some functions have now moved to udev proper.
- 08-12-2010 #5"become a large monolithic unmaintainable mess".