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Re: Hal issue with kde 4 ?



Lex Hider wrote:
Kevin Kofler wrote:
Lex Hider <floss <at> lex.hider.name> writes:
 > An error occurred while accessing 'Volume (vfat)' the system said:
> org.freedesktop.Hal.PermissionDenied: Permission denied: Not in active
 > session

As Aaron J. Seigo correctly said, that one was ConsoleKit-related. What login manager were you using? If it was something other than KDM (with Fedora patches) or GDM, it's not even expected to work, as those are still the only ones with ConsoleKit integration.


GDM, I'll test with kdm and report back.


Problem only occurs with gdm. No problem when using kdm.

Note that the error message below now comes up as:
"An error occurred while accessing 'name_of_media', the system said:
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy:
org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <--(action,result)

I'm not sure whether this is the same error and HAL uses a different (IMHO less useful for debugging) error message or whether it is a different bug. What this says is that PolicyKit is denying the permission to mount the medium. This is of course broken, but the message doesn't tell us why exactly it's denying that. It might be because it isn't detecting an active session (-> ConsoleKit) or it might be that the policy just doesn't allow it to anyone. In the first case, it's probably a problem with KDM (unless you're using some other login manager which doesn't support ConsoleKit at all), in the second, it's the PolicyKit policies which are screwed up, so we need to know.

Can you run this please:
ck-list-sessions
and tell us the output? That will tell us if there's a valid session running and should help us discerning who's at fault here.

Session7:
        uid = '500'
        realname = 'Lex Hider'
        seat = 'Seat1'
        session-type = ''
        active = FALSE
        x11-display = ':0'
        x11-display-device = '/dev/tty7'
        display-device = ''
        remote-host-name = ''
        is-local = TRUE
        on-since = '2007-12-12T22:50:54Z'
Session3:
        uid = '500'
        realname = 'Lex Hider'
        seat = 'Seat1'
        session-type = ''
        active = TRUE
        x11-display = ':0'
        x11-display-device = '/dev/tty7'
        display-device = ''
        remote-host-name = ''
        is-local = TRUE
        on-since = '2007-12-12T10:33:53Z'
Session5:
        uid = '500'
        realname = 'Lex Hider'
        seat = 'Seat1'
        session-type = ''
        active = FALSE
        x11-display = ''
        x11-display-device = ''
        display-device = '/dev/tty1'
        remote-host-name = ''
        is-local = TRUE
        on-since = '2007-12-12T22:47:56Z'
        idle-since-hint = '2007-12-12T22:48:35Z'


        Kevin Kofler




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