Fwd: libexo build issue - SVN r24304

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Jan 8 22:40:34 CET 2007

samuel verstraete wrote:
> just mounting a usbstick or a sd-card results in this message:
> A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this
> message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file
> (rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume"
> member "Mount" error name "(unset)" destination
> "org.freedesktop.Hal").

Yes, you don't have permission to use the Volume interface on HAL, which
basically means, HAL is not configured properly. See comment my comment
on bug #2715 (http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2715#c6) for one
possible way to fix that.

I'm actually surprised to see so many people with broken HAL setups. I
was under the impression that most Linux distros either use pam_console
(which is in the default HAL setup) or a customized HAL setup.


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