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Impossible to Unmount Devices(USB)without ROOT

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Hello,guys 

I new here and i started to use Bodhi just a few days ago and i am with a impossible problem to solve with pcman fm and Disks Utility , maybe a permission issue . I can mount devices ( automounted ) but I cant unmount them without ROOT , I want to be able to unmount my USB as a regular user , bacause every time that i plug an USB in my  systen , i need to use the terminal with sudo to unmount my devices. Can someone help me please ? 

 

These are my Error Messages when i try to eject/unmount my USB Drive :

 

PcManfm :  Nout Authorized to Perform Operation 

 

Ubuntu Disks Utility : Impossible to Perform Operation ( udisks-error-quark , 4 )

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Are you using a stock Bodhi 3.2.1 install? PCManFM has permission to unmount removable media by default on all my systems here.

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Yes, i did several dist-upgrades. Maybe some configuration has been lost . I found that to eject my device , i need adminastrative privileges , so i need to authenticate but the authentication service is not running . I my case is polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1. This service should be started at login . 

 

I thinking to do a new fresh install of bodhi and update nothing : packeges , programs , etc .

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 but the authentication service is not running . I my case is polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1. This service should be started at login . 

This actually already explains why unmounting needs root access. 

Polkit IS what unmounts drives. 

Say have you changed something in the login manager? 

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Similar problem here - without consciously changing anything, today USB drives mount in a new way - instead of

/media/user/My\ Book/

my external USB 3.0 drive now mounts as  

/media/My\ Book/

 

Same symptom as jvinas: PcmanFM won't let me eject it: "Not authorized to perform operation"

 

Something else - nothing was mounting automatically either until I went to check Settings:Files:Places: Mount Volumes on insert.

 

Any suggestions on how to figure out why this changed? 

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i have noticed this the last few months with one of my usb drives here too - all others and my external HD seem fine.  also with my camera once or twice.  so not sure.  again nothing has been changed at all in my system.  I know so little that once i got it working for my needs and standards nothing gets changed or tweaked in the least.

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Are you able to eject the media properly if you disable the automounting in places and mount the drives by clicking on them in a PCManFM window?

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jeff - not sure who you are asking this of - but i have no clue what you mean or how to do it.  I do try to either eject or unmount volume by clicking said text.  menu context if that helps.  sorry.

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On my B4-install the usb is automounted on insert by pcmanfm, even though it is not checked in places. But the pcmanfm preferences are checked for automounting on boot and insert. The usb is mounted in /media/, not in /media/$USER/. Right clicking in pcmanfm for unmounting gives permission error. Strange thing is that I could unmount it in terminal without sudo.

 

After disabling the automount in pcmanfm I could mount and unmount using the left pane without issues.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

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In pcmanfm under the edit menu/preferences/volume management/    you should see the options Charles was talking about.

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where the path to mount point is going to be /dev/sdx (x=d,e,...) or /media/....?

 

Hardware recognition puts it in /dev/ 

Usually mountpoints are in /media/. Often there is also a directory /media/username/ The latter "should be" accessible without sudo.

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