Removable Media not automounted as user
reidr at pobox.com
Mon Jun 18 20:29:52 UTC 2007
> I used to use Fedora 6 and switched to Rawhide a few months ago, where
> mounting of removable media functioned as it should.
> I now use Fedora 7 and notice that when I plug the digital camera (mass
> storage device) in or an external hard drive via USB, the hal system detects
> the device and correctly puts an icon on my desktop.
> When I click on the icon, konqueror opens and in the location bar is
> media:/sdc5, which is correct, but, instead of mounting the device and
> showing me the contents of the directory, I am given the error message:"not
> in active session".
> When I log in as root, however, it all works exactly as it should: the drive
> is mounted and the directory contents are shown in konqueror.
> Curiously, I am shown as the owner of the USB hard drive, but only root can
> mount it, but root is shown as the owner of the mass storage camera, and I am
> unable to make me its owner (not that that would help, as seen by the result
> of mounting the USB hard drive).
> The camera, unfortunately, only formats its drive as vfat, while I have the
> external USB hard drive formatted as ext3. This appears to explain why I am
> not allowed to change the ownership of the camera's storage, while I have
> been able to make myself the owner of the hard drive.
> Also, I have noticed that the owner of CD/DVD drives is 'me.disk', but the
> ownership of removable hard drives is 'root.root'. It should be 'user.disk'
> like the others, because they are used exactly like CD/DVDs are.
I seem to be having a very similar problem, though with a firewire
external hard drive. In FC6 running KDE, when I plugged it in, it
offered to open the drive in konqueror as a regular user. Now with F-7,
I get the same message you do. I can manually mount the drive as root,
so I suspect it's the same issue, though I don't know how to fix it.
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