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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Disabling USB hard drive auto mount

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:21:13 +0200
Am Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2018 schrieb Kate Draven:
> Ok so here's the update after the reinstall.
> Automounting is gone. I haven't checked yet if udisks2 is installed.
> I'm almost convinced it was something I did.
> We shall see after I install the rest of the packages.
> Now, however, whenever I plug in a usb hd, it doesn't show up on the desktop.
> When I set it to show umounted hd vols, it also shows me root drive. Not good.
> In the previous bigdaddy iso, I could plug a usb hd and it would pop up on the 
> desktop as would a USB drv.
> Any suggestions as to what to look into?

The same procedure as every year? ;-)

1) Disconnect the USB drive. 

2) What is installed, udev/sytemd/logind/udisks/udisks2/polkit/pmount?

3) Open 4 terminals. In the first, run "dmesg -w" sa root. In the second, run "udevadm monitor". In the 3rd, run "watch cat /proc/partitions". In the 4th get root and poke around. And open "konqueror media:/".

4) Plug in the USB drive. What hppens? What's happening in terminals 1 to 3? Does it show up in /proc/partitions? udev generates events? Kernel logs something? If the device is silently ignored, run "partprobe". What happens?

5) Use some different USB device and try again.

Then we'll know a bit more. 


> Kate
> Hey Doc, I'll see if I can uninstall udisks2 and the like before adding 
> packages to see what calls it.

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