RESOLVED Re: hal pmount issue?
matt.egger at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 17:45:59 UTC 2006
Well, I managed to solve this. The ipod was hfs+ formatted and Breezy
would only mount this as ro. I ran the apple updater on a windows box
and formatted as fat, and I was up and running with gtkpod in no time.
Weird thing is that it ran OK under Hoary and I have all the hfs and
hfs+ tools installed on Breezy. Whatever...I'm just glad it works.
On 12/28/05, Matt Egger <matt.egger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/28/05, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY <zamb at saudi.net.sa> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 11:15 -0500, Matt Egger wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm not sure if this is a hal or pmount issue, but I've not been able
> > > to use usb removable drives as any user other than the first user
> > > created during breezy install. Specifically, I'd like my GF to be
> > > able to use gtkpod with her ipod. It worked under warty...
> > >
> > > The ipod shows up as belonging to user 99 (non-existant, as far as I
> > > can tell) or the first user created during the breezy install (my
> > > account). My GF has read only access. After searching the web and
> > > the forums, this seems like it might be an ubuntu issue/bug. I know
> > > I'm not the only one with this problem, but I haven't been able to
> > > find a solution. One suggestion was to add an entry to /etc/fstab
> > > using the device's UUID, but as far as I can tell, the ipod doesn't
> > > have one.
> > >
> > > I'd really like to be able to plug in the ipod, have it automount
> > > to /media/ipod (or some other persistant mount point), appear on the
> > > desktop, and have rw permissions under her account. I think this is
> > > reasonable, considering I was able to do it before a new install of
> > > breezy. If anyone has a solution to this problem, sharing it would be
> > > greatly appreciated. Is this a Known Issue or a bug?
> > >
> > > TIA,
> > >
> > > Matt
> > You need to be in the 'plugdev' group in order to access any hot-plug
> > device. From the 'pmount' manual:
> > *Important note for Debian*: The permission to execute pmount
> > is restricted to members of the system group plugdev. Please
> > add all desktop users who shall be able to use pmount to this
> > group by executing:
> > adduser user plugdev
> > (as root).
> > So, add any user you want him/her to access hot-plugged devices to the
> > group 'plugdev' using: 'sudo adduser NAME plugdev' (where 'NAME' is the
> > login name for that user). By default, the first user you create during
> > the installation is added automatically to that group.
> > Give it a try and see what happens.
> > Ziyad.
> Both users are already in plugdev. Thanks for replying.
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