Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 803884
nautilus unable to show the content in non root mode
Last modified: 2015-03-03 18:04:49 EST
Description of problem:
Nautilus does not allow me to browse the removable media when I am a non root user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):3.2.1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I logged in to my linux box using xming from windows and Gnome starts in fall safe mode (not the Gnome 3 new look but the old look)
2. my fstab has the following entry
/dev/mapper/vg_tupsiiv-lv_backup /bkup vfat umask=0077,shortname=winnt 0 0
3. Start nautilus and click on the folder /bkup
A dialogue comes up says " Folder content could not be displayed" You dont have permission necessary to view the contents of "bkup"
1. I connected one usb external drive and tried to browse Places-> Removable Media -> Free Agent Drive
it prompts Unable to mount Free Agent Drive "Not Authorized"
2. There are some other NTFS / Fat 32 partitions in a different Internal HDD which shows up in removable media. If I cluck on any of those it shows Unable to Mount <Mount name> " Authentication is required"
All the above works fine when I have logged in to gnome using root
Does this work when logged in locally from GDM? Does ls work?
For the first issue it seems polkit-gnome-authentication-agent is not running.
The above was working with Fedora 15. It stopped in Fedora 16 after upgrade..
Other info which I can provide is..
Remote log in as root -> I can mount drives every thing works fine
Remote Log in using normal users or member of wheel group -> can not mount any drive other things work fine
Local log in using normal user ->I can mount drive and everything works fine
Local log in using root -> can not log in
So I am not sure why polkit-gnome-authentication-agent is not working when non root user is logged in from remote..
Some how the functionality is broken in Fedora 16.
I tried to do a fresh installation of fedora and the same issue is observed.. that means it is not because of upgrade..
But after installation of Fedora 16 + update of packages.. my gnome terminal is crashing.. for which I have logged a bug.. :(
Is there any doc which shows the call flow within gnome shell ? from any gnome app to authentication modules ?
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