Bug 462467 - users are unable to access USB storage
users are unable to access USB storage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-16 10:48 EDT by stef
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:57 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:46:04 EST
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Description stef 2008-09-16 10:48:18 EDT
Description of problem:

When a user tries to connect a USB storage (a key), they got a pop-up window with a HAL error :

Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora Core 8 with updates

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.install a FC8 distro
2.create a user account and log into it
3.connect a USB storage
Actual results:

the USB storage is detected but doesn't appear as usable, no icon on the desktop either

Expected results:

Usb storage mounted, accessible icon on the desktop

Additional info:

found a solution, but maybe not the prettiest of all

go to  /etc/dbus-1/system.d/hal.conf and comment the following lines

    <deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume"/>
    <deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.Crypto"/>

into this :

    <!-- deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume"/ -->
    <!-- deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.Crypto"/ -->
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