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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Problem with medium application autostart

From: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:44:16 +0100
Sorry to say, it's not a permission issue. (.trinity is u+rw and I should see 
an error in the strace output if otherwise)

I cannot figure out kcontrol does or does not when I do "Peripherials/Storage 
Media", there select "Defaults" and "Apply":

- It does not write any config file.
- It does nothing that shows up in the hal log
- It does nothing that shows up in the dbus log

I'm a bit stuck here :-/


Am Montag, 14. März 2011 schrieb Kristopher Gamrat:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp
> <office@...> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > At last I made the transition to trinity + squeeze with the last of my
> > boxes, the infamous office box. I saw my desktop go down in flames (which
> > actually was the falt of som weired xorg problem) and raise from the
> > ashes 2 days later. After all I am very satisfied, I didn't loose my
> > kwallet nor my kmail settings and date - in fact I didn't loose anything
> > important :-)
> >
> > There is only one issue left, that I was not able to correct: the medium
> > application autostart does not work as I exect it.
> >
> > What I got so far:
> >
> > After I log in, plug in a DVD or USB storage device. Usually there should
> > pop up a dialog asdking me what medium was found and what to do next. Now
> > that dialog does not show up.
> > But when I open konqueror and go to media:/ I see the plugged in device
> > (not mounted). I can open it from there. I unplug the USB device, the
> > icon disappears as expected.
> > I start kcontol, go to "Peripherials/Storage Media", there select
> > "Defaults" and "Apply", close kcontrol, plug in the USB storage device
> > and the famouse dialogbox shows up!
> > When I log out and log in again the dialogbox does not show up until I
> > open kcontrol and do these steps.
> >
> > Now I cannot find what kcontrol does at this stage to make things work. I
> > tried strace, but kcontol does not change the contents of any file
> > in .trinity. It opens and reads these files, but nothing is written:
> >
> > .trinity/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus
> > .trinity/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/xine-dvd.desktop
> > .trinity/share/config/kcontrolrc
> > .trinity/share/config/kdeglobals
> > .trinity/share/config/khtmlrc
> > .trinity/share/config/kio_httprc
> > .trinity/share/config/kioslaverc
> > .trinity/share/config/medianotifierrc
> >
> > xine-dvd.desktop plays DVDs, if inserted. At least when I first start
> > kcontrol ;-)
> >
> > I made a diff from the ~/.trinity tree befor and after running kcontrol,
> > but there are no changes.
> >
> > So, is there a way how I can get the medium autoplay to work?
> >
> > Nik
> My guess is that your permissions for .trinity got messed up somehow.
> You'll need read and write permissions for everything in .trinity (you
> should have read and write for your user for everything in his home
> anyway). From a terminal (Konsole or whatever you prefer)
> ls -l ~/.trinity/share/config
> The permissions (rwx) are what matter. You should have rw on them, I
> don't think the x should matter for config files since you can't
> execute them. If you have rw, then I don't know what's wrong. If you
> don't have rw, then you'll need to get them:
> chmod -R u+rw ~/.trinity
> (don't include the x because not everything needs it and i don't know
> what binaries and non-binaries are there that could be affected and
> messed up)
> (don't include the full path to the files, we want to make sure you
> don't run into any other permissions problems by setting rw for
> everything to make sure your user can save settings)
> *If* it complains that you can't do that, then you'll need root or
> sudo to try to give yourself permission:
> sudo chmod -R u+rw /home/username/.trinity
> (if you don't have sudo priveleges for your user, you'll need root)
> (if you are root, you don't need sudo)
> Let us know if this helps or not.