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Removable drives will not mount

Link to this post 18 Aug 10

I recently installed slackware 13.1 32bit version and having problems mounting removable drives. I pluged in my usb drive and did not noticed a flash drive icon appear on the desktop. The system did not say it mounted the drive. I checked the drive in "my computer" , and saw the flash icon in the window browser had a slash going through it. I double ckicked it and nothing happend.

The same thing happens with my dvd drive. A movie dvd was inserted and again no mount notification. I ran serveral media software and none could open it. The dvd-rw icon, again, had a slash going through it. What is causing the removable drive mount failures?B)

Link to this post 18 Aug 10

saqman2060 wrote:

What is causing the removable drive mount failures?B)

You're using Slackware:P

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Is that supposed to be helpful?

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Tim,
You are really getting into the screws. By what I have been getting on my laptop running slackware64-current I have been also having some problems mounting external devices lately, but that may be very temporary. The first thing we need to review are the groups that your user have access to the removable media, is your user in the plugdev group?

If the user is in the group have you checked the output of dmesg or /var/log/syslog after a failed mount to see what information has been given about the failure?

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I believe I am part of the plugdev group, although I can't remember. I'll check again.

I looked into the device policies and did not find anything that would resolve the problem. I will go over it again as well as looking into the syslogs.

Can you set group policies using the shell? I would rather do that than using the GUI.

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saqman2060 wrote:

Is that supposed to be helpful?

Of course not, I was just messing around. Forums become boring if it's all Q+A with no actual conversation or banter.

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