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 :-/ Nik 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.