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Automounting used to work perfectly for me but I've done something which causes the following error dialogue to appear whenever I attach an external storage device:

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").

'linutop' currently belongs to the following groups:

linutop@linutop:~$ groups
linutop root adm disk dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev fuse lpadmin haldaemon admin nfsusers

Any help much appreciated.

sebyte 05:52, 5 October 2008 (CEST)

Looks like something changed in the hal config. I'm not an expert, but this blog entry might help you:

gpocentek 5 October 2008 (CEST)

Thanks for the link.  Jeffery Fernandez's solution works, but don't try and get away with only restarting 'hal' (sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart) once you've made your changes to the conf file.  This is not sufficient.  Restarting 'dbus' may work for you (sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart) but this can cause other problems.  Reboot to be sure (and potentially save time).

sebyte 14:34, 5 October 2008 (CEST)