[Bug 297479] Re: USB flash mount. Hardcoded UID = 500

mungewell simon at mungewell.org
Fri Nov 14 00:04:04 GMT 2008

Looking at the GIT repo:

It looks like the latest release also contains this code/bug.

Given that 'whoami' and 'is it my USB key' becomes a lot more
complicated with a multiuser/multiseat is it worth considering
as a possible solution?

ConsoleKit is already in Ubuntu, and I believe it is liked by the Fedora crowd.

USB flash mount. Hardcoded UID = 500
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It appears that there is a hard coded UID for mounting USB flash drives.

In /usr/share/activities/Journal.activity/volumesmanager.py

This should use the UID of the actual user on the system who is running Sugar. Note: there may be more than one user active in a multiseat/thin client system.

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