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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Gnome prompts for root password to mount usb stick Reply with quote

Hello,

Since last update from 3.16 to 3.18 Gnome does not automatically mount USB flash drive anymore. It now prompts for root password.
This is annoying, how to revert to the previous behavior ?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Gnome 3.18 now prompts for root password to mount usb st Reply with quote

Nitro_146 wrote:
Hello,

Since last update from 3.16 to 3.18 Gnome does not automatically mount USB flash drive anymore. It now prompts for root password.
This is annoying, how to revert to the previous behavior ?

Thank you.

i can confirm it's the same behavior on my machine.
i don't know how to fix this also.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same behaviour occurs with partitions not mounted in fstab but instead in '/run/media/$USER/<mount_point>'. I suspect udev rule(s) is to blame.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm this bug here as well, it started yesterday when I restarted my workstation.

I updated to a newer kernel (4.1.15-gentoo-r1), taking into account all the systemd settings.

I doubt udev is to blame, my /etc/udev/rules.d/ is empty (?)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
chown username:usergroup /run/media/<username>


has solved this problem for me
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does not work for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:54 pm    Post subject: Fix for automount issue in Gnome 3.18 Reply with quote

Found this "gkr-pam: no password is available for user" in while running, $ journalctl --user -f, and plugging in flash drive.

Search on google got me to this blog post by Mike Greene. He shows the two setting in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks2.policy file that need to be changed to allow users in active logon sessions to mount and eject media like earlier versions did.

References:
http://www.mgreene.org/?p=221
https://www.freedesktop.org/software/polkit/docs/latest/polkit.8.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to work. Thanks !
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running stable amd64. Installing unstable udisks-2.1.6, as advised in

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=576996,

solved this issue for me. Hope this helps!
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