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Bug 140666 - no removable devices mounted after upgrading to hal-0.5.7-r1
Summary: no removable devices mounted after upgrading to hal-0.5.7-r1
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Project Gentopia
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-16 09:28 UTC by Maurizio
Modified: 2006-12-16 14:30 UTC (History)
0 users

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Runtime testing required: ---

lshal output for both hal- and hal-0.5.7-r1 (lshal.txt,165.61 KB, text/plain)
2006-07-16 09:39 UTC, Maurizio

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Description Maurizio 2006-07-16 09:28:58 UTC
I do use hal and ivman to automatically perform some actions (like mounting removable devices). Everything was OK till I upgrade from hal- to 0.5.7-r1.

Downgrading to was the solution for me.

This is my emerge --info:
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.15
Portage 2.1-r1 (default-linux/x86/2006.0, gcc-3.4.6, glibc-2.3.6-r4, 2.6.16-gentoo-r13 i686)
System uname: 2.6.16-gentoo-r13 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
app-admin/eselect-compiler: [Not Present]
dev-lang/python:     2.4.3-r1
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
dev-util/ccache:     [Not Present]
dev-util/confcache:  [Not Present]
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.13-r3
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/X11/xkb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="autoconfig distlocks fixpackages metadata-transfer noinfo sandbox sfperms strict"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--sort-common"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude='/distfiles' --exclude='/local' --exclude='/packages'"
USE="x86 X a52 alsa apache2 avi bitmap-fonts bzip2 cdr cli crypt cups curl dbus dlloader dri dv dvd dvdr emboss encode foomaticdb fortran gif gstreamer gtk gtk2 hal imagemagick imlib ipv6 isdnlog jpeg lcms libg++ libwww live mad mikmod mmx mng mp3 mpeg ncurses nptl nptlonly nsplugin opengl pam pcre pda pdflib perl png pppd python qt4 quicktime readline real reflection scanner sdl session spell spl sse ssl tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev usb v4l v4l2 win32codecs xml xorg xv zlib elibc_glibc input_devices_keyboard input_devices_evdev input_devices_mouse kernel_linux linguas_C userland_GNU video_cards_mga"
Comment 1 Maurizio 2006-07-16 09:39:44 UTC
Created attachment 91916 [details]
lshal output for both hal- and hal-0.5.7-r1

Please find attached the lshal output for both and 0.5.7-r1 hal versions. The output has been produced after plugging the same USB memory stick.

If you analyze the section related to the volume uid 446E_1041 you can see many differences. For example in the case we have:
 volume.policy.should_mount = true  (bool)
this is missing in the lshal output produced with 0.5.7-r1 hal version.
Comment 2 Ruben Jenster 2006-07-16 12:12:07 UTC
same problem for me here - the removable media applet of kde does not show any removable media devices after upgrading to hal-0.5.7-r1
Comment 3 Charles H 2006-07-31 22:37:40 UTC
I'm also experiencing the same problem with hal-0.5.7-r3 on amd64.
Comment 4 Charles H 2006-08-02 17:38:27 UTC
It seems as though this was a problem with KDE media's manager and not with hal.  After upgrading to KDE 3.5.4, this problem went away for me.
Comment 5 Robert T Childers 2006-08-13 10:39:42 UTC
don't know if this will solve your problems or not, but while watching my boot messages I noticed that 90-hal.rules was creating an error message from udevd. It seems that 90-hal.rules has action="remove" instead of action=="remove". adding in the second "=" sign got rid of the error message. Haven't tried adding or removing any media yet but I will try that later.
Comment 6 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-26 14:00:15 UTC
HAL 0.5.7 removed functionality (the volume.policy and storage.policy) keys that are used by a bunch of mounters. apparently the mounters and DEs need to provide this info or PolicyKit does. However PolicyKit doesn't work until 0.5.8 and is still a very unstable very immature app.

Unfortunately it's looking more and more and more like I might removed from Portage or patch the living day lights out of it.
Comment 7 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-15 12:44:55 UTC
Problem with KDE should be fixed in KDE 3.5.5. They were doing something wrong over there.
Comment 8 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-15 12:46:25 UTC
Robert: The file in question has a == for me.

Can someone test this with KDE 3.5.5?
Comment 9 Petteri Räty (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-16 13:06:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> Can someone test this with KDE 3.5.5?

Works with the following at least:

pena betelgeuse # emerge -pv hal dbus

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R   ] sys-apps/hal-  USE="acpi crypt dmi -debug -doc -pcmcia (-selinux)" 0 kB
[ebuild     U ] sys-apps/dbus-1.0.2 [0.62-r2] USE="-X -debug -doc (-selinux) (-gtk%) (-mono%) (-python%) (-qt3%*) (-qt4%)" 1,368 kB
Comment 10 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-16 14:30:13 UTC