[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#525222: USB devices do not trigger any response from hal - XFCE

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Apr 26 03:39:16 UTC 2009

Jonathan Hepburn wrote:
> The problem appears to have resolved itself now, after installing consolekit.
> I suggest that a dependency or suggestion be added to thunar-volman.

Not really.

hal < 0.5.12 uses either static groups (plugdev/netdev/powerdev) to control
access to the D-Bus service, or the at_console policy (which is provided by
My guess is, that your user wasn't part of the plugdev group, and consolekit
"fixed" that by providing at_console.

The new version of hal will use PolicyKit, so this shouldn't be an issue anymore
and thunar-volman does not need to add any dependency.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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