Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 511256
F11: DeviceKit error for second user when first user mounts CD or USB thumb drive
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:58:51 EST
Description of problem:
User Bob logs in. Then switch user is called and user Sue logs in. Then switch user is called again and Bob logs in again. Bob now mounts a CD (or a USB thumb drive), everything works fine. Bob ejects the CD. Then switch user to Sue. Sue now sees an error dialog box with this message:
Unable to mount <label-of-CD>
org.freedesktop.devicekit.disks.filesystem-mount no [rest is truncated]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I don't expect to see the error message.
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F11 is the most recent Fedora that I have installed, so I can't comment on whether or not the bug has since been fixed.
I also don't understand why the priority of this bug was ever marked low. (Unless it is somehow hardware specific and most people aren't affected.) This bug made F11 untenable for me (had to switch distros). This machine is the primary computer for our family, all of whom have cameras with memory cards. Naturally, we hit "switch-user" all the time, and frequently have a card to mount in one of those USB card readers. This just didn't work with F11.
You won't encounter this bug on a system only used by one user, or if only one user mounts USB sticks and cards. But you hit it all the time on a regular family computer.
Unless this is a rare, hardware-specific, issue, and unless it has already been solved, I would recommend that it be fixed.
Sorry, I just conflated this with bug #511258, to which the above comment should actually apply.
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