[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#525886: Bug#525886: /usr/bin/exo-mount: cannot mount usb filesystems with exo-mount

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon May 11 21:24:44 UTC 2009

On lun, 2009-04-27 at 18:28 +0100, Michael Gibbs wrote:
> Package: exo-utils
> Version: 0.3.100-2
> Severity: important
> File: /usr/bin/exo-mount
> When I try to mount a usb filesystem with exo-mount, an error window 
> pops up. Example:
> $ exo-mount -d /dev/sdb2
> Contents of window:     
> Failed to mount "36G Volume".
> org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <--(action,result)
> This happens with my usb flash drive and all three partitions of my 
> external hard drive. All of these can be mounted manually with 'mount' 
> with no problems.
> No problems with mounting CDs.
> When I try mounting the same filesystems with pmount (a similar 
> utility), there is no problem, so I'm guessing this is a problem with exo-mount 
> communicating with hal rather than hal itself.

Hmhm, it seems I've missed this. Could you run polkit-auth and
ck-list-session from your Xfce session and paste us the output? It may
be an authorizations problem, but the fact you can mount cds is a bit

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