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Hello all, I am running Slackware 12.0 with KDE 3.5 . My problem is when I put a CD or DVD in my super multi drive and try to open ...
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    Question Problems reading optical disks...


    Hello all,

    I am running Slackware 12.0 with KDE 3.5 .

    My problem is when I put a CD or DVD in my super multi drive and try to open it via Konqueror's "Storage Media" menu I get the following error:

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

    All I am trying to do is read the files from my backup DVD! I also tried this logged in to KDE as root, but I get the same error.

    Additionally, here is the output of fdisk -l

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1       19209   154296261   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2           19210       19452     1951897+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5           19210       19452     1951866   82  Linux swap
    I am assuming /dev/sda2 is my SuperMulti drive...

    Best Regards

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    the sda2 it's a extended patition from the first partition and it's not the DVD device.

    you have to add yourself to the group HAL and DBUS in order to use the automounting devices, even for root this is not set by default.

    as root ,
    usermod -G video,daemon,audio,cdrom,users,avahi,dbus,haldaemo n (your user name ) .

    I still didn't switch to Slackware 12 , because i'm waiting the copy to arrive and also the Dell ubuntu Laptop from USA, but in any case post these two files :

    /etc/dbus-1/system.d/hal.conf

    and the /etc/group .

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    So I moved over to Ubuntu like you and ghost suggested.

    So far the only difficulty I am having is getting the nVidia drivers to install, but I am sure with a little bit more reading I will get it figured out.

    Thanks for all your help thus far!

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    You are welcome, yes it's better to use a preconfigured distro first , and after a bit you'll see yourself very comfortable with Linux.

    For the nvidia card this is not complicated, you have to install the glibc, gcc,kernel-devel from the synaptic package manager and then run the installer of the driver.

    you'll find a lot of help from the ubuntu users,

    Enjoy your time with the Freedom of Linux

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