Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509040
Unable to mount usb, cd or sound devices
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:23:16 EST
Description of problem:
PolicyKit is currently not allowing USB devices or CDs to be mounted. /dev/snd is also not giving the correct permissions to the logged in user (everything is assigned to root:audio instead of <user>:audio)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect a USB device to a PC
2. Insert a CD
3. Try and play audio
1 & 2 : Authorization error
3 : Silence, glorious silence
1 & 2 : Mounts fine
3 : Ghostbusters!!!!
In current Rawhide, pulseaudio is reporting these messages in syslog every five seconds:
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio: module-udev-detect.c: Failed to enable monitor: Operation not permitted
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio: module.c: Failed to load module "module-udev-detect" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio: main.c: Module load failed.
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio: main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio: main.c: Daemon startup failed.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2009-July/msg00376.html says, "This issue is mostly caused by the moving of the device ACL management from HAL to udev," so I'm transferring this ticket from PolicyKit to udev. If that's the wrong thing to do, please correct as necessary.
reassigning to pulseaudio to request comments
udev acl management is currently broken. This depends on ck getting fixed to write its database at the right time:
a temporary workaround is to make yourself member of the "audio" group which has the effect that the ACLs don't need to be set up correctly.
Reassigning to ck, since this needs to get fixed in ck first. When udev-acl is then fixed, too, PA should start to work magically without further change.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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