[Bug 528907] Re: unable to mount disks in dolphin / hal permission denied

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 26 12:00:02 UTC 2010

In Lucid, hal does not use policykit any more, since the old policykit
0.9 stack is deprecated and removed, and hal itself is deprecated and
thus does not get ported to polkit-1 any more. Access is now controlled
through /etc/dbus-1/system.d/hal.conf, which should allow mounting
internal storage devices for users which are on a local foreground
console. This is slightly more open than we prefer, though.

Is Kubuntu even using that? When we dropped policykit from hal in
Karmic, we did not yet allow access to
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage, and it was working just fine. At
that time I was told that Kubuntu uses a kdesu wrapper to mount system-
internal storage.

Can some Kubuntu developer please give a quick explanation of how
mounting system internal partitions is supposed to work these days? I'm
happy to help working out a solution, I'm subscribed to the bug now.

unable to mount disks in dolphin / hal permission denied
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