Bug 509040 - Unable to mount usb, cd or sound devices
Unable to mount usb, cd or sound devices
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ConsoleKit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-30 20:00 EDT by Paul F. Johnson
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 01:45:50 EST
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Description Paul F. Johnson 2009-06-30 20:00:04 EDT
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)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect a USB device to a PC
2. Insert a CD
3. Try and play audio
Actual results:
1 & 2 : Authorization error
3 : Silence, glorious silence

Expected results:
1 & 2 : Mounts fine
3 : Ghostbusters!!!!

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2009-07-22 06:40:33 EDT
In current Rawhide, pulseaudio is reporting these messages in syslog every five seconds:

Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio[30822]: module-udev-detect.c: Failed to enable monitor: Operation not permitted
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio[30822]: module.c: Failed to load  module "module-udev-detect" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio[30822]: main.c: Module load failed.
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio[30822]: main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
Jul 22 06:36:28 jik2 pulseaudio[30820]: 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.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2009-07-22 08:10:18 EDT
reassigning to pulseaudio to request comments
Comment 3 Lennart Poettering 2009-07-22 19:19:19 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 05:34:58 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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