Bug 803884 - nautilus unable to show the content in non root mode
nautilus unable to show the content in non root mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-15 16:01 EDT by Deepak Kumar Mishra
Modified: 2015-03-03 18:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 17:54:08 EST
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Description Deepak Kumar Mishra 2012-03-15 16:01:18 EDT
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

How reproducible:

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
Actual results:
A dialogue comes up says " Folder content could not be displayed" You dont have permission necessary to view the contents of "bkup"

Expected results:

Additional info:

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
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2012-03-20 06:34:21 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Deepak Kumar Mishra 2012-03-20 10:24:20 EDT
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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