KDE can't automount

Tijnema ! tijnema at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 05:11:16 PDT 2007

On 4/24/07, michael lang <kingoipo at gmail.com> wrote:
> After a bit of messing around, I finally got kde to work(kdm wouldn't detect
> it as a startable WM) but now I can't let KDE handle my DVD/CD mounts. The
> error that pops up is "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab". I have no
> idea how to fix it, and googling didn't show any helpful information either.
> One weird thing though, is even with chmod 1777, root can't do "touch
> /media/.hal-mtab", somehow it denies the permission. Note that /media is not
> a seperate partition, and neither is something like amarok running(these are
> the problems google showed me). Does any of you know how to fix this?
> Michael
First, you should check if there is anything mounted on /media, by
typing the mount command with no options.
It seems that there's already a read-only filesystem mounted at /media.


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