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 Removable Drives and Media
Author: phalanx 
Date:   19-10-06 22:56

I just installed gnome as my desktop and have been have some minor, but irritation problems. I am using FreeBSD O/S with the gnome installation from the CVS port.

I am trying to get some USB hard drives and thumbdrives visible to the O/S to transfer and download files. When I select System/Preferences/Removable Hard Drives and Media, I get the following error message:

Volume Management not supported

The "hald" service is required but not currently running. Enable the service and rerun this application, or contact your system administrator.

Note: You need sysutils/hal installed for volume management to work.

I believe that the program is installed because I have found the executable at /usr/local/sbin/hald.
1. I have tried to execute the process with a "hald start" command but the process does not initiate or continue.
2. I would like to start the process automatically at login or boot...what file do you have to edit to have this work?

I have also discoverd that the CD ROM and movies cannot function because the the programs "cannot open the source for writing" I am sure that this is just a permissions problem but I don't know what directory to start with. Perhaps it is a permissions problem with the executable. Any ideas are appreciated.


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