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I predict a rewrite at some point. Changed in hal: importance: Low → High Pawel (dawajpoczte-gmail) wrote on 2008-03-30: #20 in my case i have two optical drive: CD-ROM and DVD-RW When i use CD-ROm i don't have Incidentally, if you leave the message box up that says 'Cannot unmount the volume...', eventually you get another message saying: "DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Henk van Velden Reply With Quote 02-May-2009,13:12 #5 cjcox View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Wise Penguin Join Date Jun 2008 Location Frisco, TX Posts 1,222 Re: this contact form

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I am afraid I have to do what you suggest and create an ext2 on the stick for testing. How can I find out? 03-26-2009,11:36 PM #4 Archangel-Amael View Profile View Forum Posts Super Moderator Join Date Jan 2010 Location Somewhere Posts 8,010 Originally Posted by fergzcm Thanks for this. This is a bonafide bug in the system and needs to be fixed. Contact Us - Advertising Info - Rules - LQ Merchandise - Donations - Contributing Member - LQ Sitemap - Main Menu Linux Forum Android Forum Chrome OS Forum Search LQ

Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. for me the problem was basically a conflict with autofs. Register All Albums FAQ Today's Posts Search Using Fedora General support for current versions.

Based on a quick google, there seem to be multiple versions of PCQLinux.Please do the following in a terminal window and show us the results:Code: Select alluname -rmi
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rpm Check the encoding and decoding of the mountpoint pathname in .hal-mtab. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Setup: Acer Aspire One Ubuntu 8.10 I hope I've provided you with enough information and thank you in advance for the much needed help tolle66 View Public Profile View LQ

When I insert an USB storage device, the kernel detects this and signals udevd. Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes #1 26th July 2008, 09:22 AM apocalyptic Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 20 Cannot obtain lock on /media/.halmtab hcvv wrote: > openSUSE 10.3 and KDE 3.5. > > When I insert an USB storage device, the kernel detects this and > signals udevd. > udevd makes the device files No need to keep them forever.

If I am informed correctly, the HAL configurations are in /usr/share/hal/fdi and /etc/hal/fdi. my response But in that process it may LOSE functionality instead of making guesses that are often times right. (and sometimes VERY wrong) > > Can anybody shed some light on this or I think if you have a device.. I still hope someone will point me to documentation on this.

dino99 (9d9) wrote on 2013-05-24: #38 http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal/ Changed in hal (Ubuntu): status: Triaged → Invalid See full activity log To post a comment you must log in. weblink Subscribing... FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc. Now both sessions get the KDE window asking what to do.

Details: Cannot remove directory This is a regression, since it worked fine in Edgy. In the meantime I found that also. Top Display posts from previous: All posts1 day7 days2 weeks1 month3 months6 months1 year Sort by AuthorPost timeSubject AscendingDescending Post Reply Print view 3 posts • Page 1 of 1 Return navigate here Password Forgot Password?

Does it only happen when there are stale entries? I think it was due to 'stale entries' and wonder if it could be related to the fact that I formatted this drive and renamed it so it's mounted under a google .hal-mtab for more info on its functions.

Now this is a VFAT fs so may be the protection is not so good as on an fs designed for Unix/Linux, but when there are more users loged in it

Now my first conclusions: 1) As was allready said, it is is rather clear waht udev does (and my research is not into udev behaviour, but links with HAL are important Next step. Last edited by apocalyptic; 26th July 2008 at 09:27 AM. Reply With Quote 03-May-2009,11:37 #8 hcvv View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Global Moderator Join Date Jun 2008 Location Netherlands Posts 19,936 Re: Why mounts HAL in

Read my tutorial on Dual Boot BT4 with Windows and there I have mentioned how to mount different partitions including NTFS-3g,vfat etc. Notices Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community. I think what was happenning is that autofs manages folders in its mount points and was preventing other programs (whatever process handles mounting usb devices) from accessing or writting to the http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-backtrack-4.html IMHO /media/.hal-mtab should move to /var/run/hal-mtab, and in addition we should apply a fixed version of this patch.

HAL does the mounting of the partition (only 1 partition on the device). Patrice Vetsel (vetsel-patrice) wrote on 2008-04-09: #26 Confirmed also with another external USB DD with Ext3 and VFAT partitions Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote on 2008-04-10: #27 This created a regression, see But hal? I noticed that in file /media/.hal-mtab there was a line containing label of one my discs.

Upon opening them I got this error message: "Unable to mount the volume" "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" I've also tried mounting them as root by typing "sudo mount /disk". If for some reason the file is not deleted (like in a system freeze/reboot), when reinserted the device will be named -1, or something like that, and you can't delete the tolle66 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by tolle66 Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Search this Thread Advanced Also, the "writing data to device" notification bubble never disappears unless manually clicked on.

I burned a CD with a volume label and it used exactly that. I am always interested in what certain ppl post. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Today, on the other hand, they failed to mount.

The program is called 'Mount Manager' . Changed in sysvinit: assignee: nobody → pitti importance: Undecided → Medium status: New → In Progress Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote on 2008-04-03: #22 This bug was fixed in the package sysvinit Changing my iPod to MatPod cured the problem.# Matthew mon (javiermon-deactivatedaccount) wrote on 2007-05-31: #9 Hi I've removed the file /media/.hal-mtab and the problem is gone. Reply With Quote 02-May-2009,12:50 #3 syampillai View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Wise Penguin Join Date Sep 2008 Location Dubai Posts 1,903 Re: Why mounts HAL in

When I wiped .hal-mtab, rebooted (maybe unnecessary, I'm new to Ubuntu and didn't know how to restart gnome-volume-manager) and renamed the iPod (using a Mac) to an all-ASCII name this problem