Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200077
hal + kernel 2.6.18-rc, devices fail to automount
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:51:00 EDT
Description of problem:
With a FC5 on an i386 with a 2.6.18-rc kernel. Plugging in a USB data stick
when logged into GNOME fails to automount and no icon on the desktop. Works on
2.6.17 and the latest FC kernel.
The interesting thing is this works on FC5 x86-64 with 2.6.18-rc. Also if you
boot the i386 machine with the stick in place, when you are logged into GNOME
there is an icon for it. However unmounting the device and replugging it results
in no automount/icon.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in data stick
Stick should get mounted and an icon placed on the desktop
HAL 0.5.7.1 added support for kernels >2.6.17.
If you want, you can install HAL 0.5.8 cvs (that should also work) from utopia
repo - http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/fedora/
Got the update to hal-0.5.7.1-2.fc5 however still no cigar.
The thing is this was working on the x64-64 FC5 before the update (still works
after of course)
If I get a chance I may try the 0.5.8cvs snapshot.
Does this problem occur on rawhide too ?
Updated the kernel (2.6.18-rc3) on another x86 FC5 machine and it now has the
Just tried the utopia repo from above but that didn't help. My x86_64
workstation continues to work fine, 2.6.18-rc2, hal-0.5.7.1-2.fc5
I'm afraid I don't have any rawhide to test.
Dunno if this helps any but I ran udevmonitor on two of the above machines to
Here is the last few line from my x86-64/FC5 workstation, 2.6.18-rc2,
hal-0.5.7.1-2.fc5 (I seem to have both i386 and x86-64 versions installed)
UDEV [1154510670.250690] add@/class/scsi_device/12:0:0:0
UDEV [1154510670.383650] add@/block/sdb
UDEV [1154510670.555570] add@/block/sdb/sdb1
UDEV [1154510671.434129] mount@/block/sdb/sdb1
This works fine. The device got mounted.
Heres the last few lines from an i386/FC5, 2.6.18-rc2, hal-0.5.7.1-2.fc5
UDEV [1154513402.864618] add@/block/sdb
UDEV [1154513402.874035] add@/class/scsi_device/2:0:0:0
UDEV [1154513402.900793] add@/block/sdb/sdb1
No mount lines, and the device was indeed not mounted.
We don't ship that kernel. Please file upstream with HAL.