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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: plasma: "you are not authorized to mount this device&qu Reply with quote

Every time I attach a usb stick or other flash device to my computer, and try to mount it from the device notifier in KDE Plasma 5, I get this notification, "you are not authorized to mount this device".
This is on all three computers I have, 2 running mostly stable and one running unstable. Interestingly enough all three computers worked just fine under KDE4.
Thanks in Advance!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to click on right icon (arrow down with line) for mount device, and the you can click for open in dolphin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Solved plasma: "you are not authorized to mount this de Reply with quote

THANKS! That did it.
That was simple...but counter-intuitive.
I've been beating my head against the wall on this since plasma came out. I always ended up mounting from the command line.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Solved plasma: "you are not authorized to mount thi Reply with quote

cctsurf wrote:
That was simple...but counter-intuitive.

I feel the same way.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the following:

Code:
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> The Trick is, go to
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> $ kcmshell5 componentchooser
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> and set temporally another File Manager, and save it
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> then set Dolphin back, and save it
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:39:28 CEST] <josef64> after that works fine in Device Notifier :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asturm wrote:
Code:
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> The Trick is, go to
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> $ kcmshell5 componentchooser
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> and set temporally another File Manager, and save it
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:38:39 CEST] <josef64> then set Dolphin back, and save it
[Donnerstag, 22. September 2016] [22:39:28 CEST] <josef64> after that works fine in Device Notifier :)

Tried but nothing changed, I need to click on icon
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL :lol:
I had the same issue too.
It's actually strange clicking on an eject icon to mount an external USB storage.
And the arrow changes from down to up also! :D
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to do the following:

1. Create the following file:
/etc/polkit-1/rules.d/10-udisks.rules
Code:
polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
    if (action.id == "org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount" &&
        subject.isInGroup("users")) {
        return "yes";
    }
});

2. Change user permissions to /etc/polkit-1/rules.d/10-udisks.rules
Code:
User: polkitd
Group: root


Now when I insert a usb stick I can select "Open with File Manager" and dolphin opens.

Reference:
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Polkit
https://www.freedesktop.org/software/polkit/docs/latest/polkit.8.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this thread. This has been driving me bonkers for a long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant davidbrooke,

This solved my problem too.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1038986-start-0.html
Make this file i
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# /etc/polkit-1/rules.d/10-udisks.rules

polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
    if (action.id == "org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount" && subject.isInGroup("plugdev")) {
        return "yes";
    }
});

And add your user to the plugdev group
gpasswd -a user plugdev
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fbcyborg wrote:
LOL :lol:
I had the same issue too.
It's actually strange clicking on an eject icon to mount an external USB storage.
And the arrow changes from down to up also! :D

I don't much care for the new design, but, to be fair, it's not an eject icon. The down-pointing arrow is the media-mount symbol. The upward-pointing arrow is the media-eject symbol. Therefore you click on the down-pointing arrow to mount the external USB device, and you click on the upward-pointing arrow to unmount the external USB device.

https://github.com/KDE/breeze-icons/blob/master/icons/actions/24/media-mount.svg

https://github.com/KDE/breeze-icons/blob/master/icons/actions/24/media-eject.svg

One advantage of the Plasma 5 Device Notifier design over the old KDE 4 design -- at least how it was in my KDE 4 installation -- is that you can mount, unmount and mount again the USB device without having to unplug it. In my old KDE 4 installation, once I had clicked in Device Notifier to unmount a USB device, I had to unplug it and plug it in again in order for KDE 4 to be able to re-mount it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys,

I really dont see the arrow that you are all talking about.

See my screenshot, so please help me because apparently i'm blind ;P

I'm trying the polkit change to see if it solves my issue, kinda annoying to go in shell as root to manually mount a usb stick!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too.
If you move the pointer to the right of the bar a button appears.
Try this and tell me.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What themes do you use?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
eix oxygen -I
[I] kde-frameworks/oxygen-icons
     Available versions: 
     (4)    4.14.3(4/4.14)
     (5)    5.29.0(5/5.29) (~)5.32.0(5/5.32)
       {aqua sources test}
     Installed versions:  5.32.0(5)(09:51:42 12/03/2017)(-test)
     Homepage:            https://www.kde.org/
     Description:         Oxygen SVG icon theme

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that does not *really* answer my question, I have them also installed but what matters is your selection in systemsettings. If I take it as your answer though, that would point to a missing icon in the alternative oxygen icon set.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I set Oxygen as Icon theme of course.

I don't care so much about that particular icon.
Maybe Sharp_Rulez does.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bandreabis wrote:
Me too.
If you move the pointer to the right of the bar a button appears.
Try this and tell me.


Right, found it!! Thanks, and yes it does mount it! Although there is no icons to "mount", the eject is showing up for the umount.

Thanks also for hinting about the icon package, but unfortunately it was installed

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] kde-frameworks/oxygen-icons-5.29.0:5/5.29::gentoo USE="{-test}" 0 KiB

I'll eix-sync and reinstall the package just in case!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebuilding it was not asked for, if you read carefully.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oups right. Therefore I guess there is nothing I can do about the missing icon; unless perhaps opening a bug.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The simple fix to rules listed above worked perfectly.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The real fix here rather than working around consolekit's quirks will be switching to elogind, which will happen asap.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asturm wrote:
The real fix here rather than working around consolekit's quirks will be switching to elogind, which will happen asap.

Which will then automount the usb key, but have a bug when user remove the key?
Which will then get the answer: the real fix will be switching to elogind-2 :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of such a bug with elogind, no.
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