Hard drive, USB stick automount not working, broken HALD.
Running slackware 12.1 with KDE.
I'm trying this question over at linuxquestions, but I'll try here too. Sometimes one group of people knows what the other doesn't. :P
Basically, I want to be able to plug in a hard drive or USB stick, and have KDE mount it for me and put an icon on the desktop.
What I've done so far:
- added self to plugdev
- made fstab entry
- had to mount drive manually
- commented out fstab entry on realising it would disable correct functioning of hal/automount etc.
- realised it wasn't working
- tried lsscsi - the hard drive is showing up there
- tried dmesg - drive also showing up there
- cheked if dbus, hal and udev were running - turns out hal isn't. (ps ax | grep hald)
- figured that this must be my problem.
- ran hald with hald --daemon=no --verbose=yes - it segfaults after spewing stuff at me, none of which seems useful.
Folks over at linuxquestions told me to check that I didn't have a noacpi boot option. Nothing like that in my /etc/lilo.conf, but I'm a bit of a noob, so maybe I'm not checking for everything in the right places.
I can mount USB storage media as root with an fstab entry, and I can also pmount it as a regular user. This is useful and all, but this is my laptop (ie. my main computer). I want automagical convenience, dammit! :P
Basically, how do I fix HAL, and KDE to work?
Here's the output from trying to run it with --daemon=no (just the last bit - it's really long):
10:03:18.503 [i] device.c:3823: add_dev: subsys=acpi sysfs_path=/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C14:00 dev= parent_dev=0x00000000
10:03:18.503 [i] coldplug.c:214: pool_num_freed = 78 (of 895)
10:03:18.503 [i] hotplug.c:142: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0 is a device (subsystem)
10:03:18.503 [i] device.c:3823: add_dev: subsys=pci sysfs_path=/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0 dev= parent_dev=0x00000000