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SElinux and hald are not playing nice in FC7



I was not able to get FC7 to automatically mount any of the 
USB hard drives I have been using for years.

I Googled numerous times to find a solution, and the only thing 
I could determine was that 'hald' was not working properly. I
checked and it was not running.:^( I Googled some more and was 
not able to find anything, and the logs were not indicating why 
'hald' was not running. I perused the init scripts and 
attempted to start it with them, but it kept inicating that it 
failed, but with no reason. I started 'hald' manually and it ran
but still did not automount the drives. I decided to try to 
disable SElinux from boot by appending selinux=0 to the grub 
command, and that worked, 'hald' was running and when attaching 
the USB drives they mounted as expected. I have greped the logs
and still can not find any errors, relating to 'hald'. I have 
not run SElinux in enforcing mode since I installed FC5, and 
that was a disaster until I set it to permissive. SElinux is 
like black magic wizardry to me, and although I understand
why it is a good thing to have and use, I have not been able 
to take the enormous amount of time it will take to figure out
how to manage or debug it. I am quite surprised that the problem 
with 'hald' has not come up before.

I have never had any luck with bugzilla, and do not intend to 
waste my time again with it. If others are having the same problem 
I am and they wish to file a bugzilla, all my best regards to them.
All I can offer at this time is a workaround to the problem, which 
is to disable SElinux, but setting it to permissive may also work.



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