anyway, the above is NOT one of those incomprehensible answers. personally, when i attempt that from the command line ie sudo users-admin, the window opens, but never populates, and then i am unable to close it without rebooting. that is another issue, but the answer is, i believe, the correct one.
if, insteadr, i simply go, from the classic drop down menus,
Applications>Other>Users and Groups>Advanced>Privileges tab
i found that the Mount ... box had become unticked for some reason. god knows how. i had only to recheck it, and i can now mount USB devices again.
maybe that is just perculiar to my setup, but it seems the answer to this conundrum which has spanned quite some months in this thread, is really quite a simple one. while there, check any other unchecked box. i would have thought they should all be checked, by default, but apparently they are not. i am using 11.10
Last edited by alexanderedward; November 11th, 2011 at 12:59 AM.
according to "active = FALSE" from ck-list-sessions
I've changed (like gatewayasteroid):
for "not authorized" mount problem:
for "logout problem" (when from the desktop GUI I try to shutdown or logout button,
it drop to the login screen and I cannot shut down - from there either)
(I think that only <allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive> should eliminate problem)
it work for me -> ubuntu x86_64 lucid, consolekit 0.4.1-3ubuntu1
(upgrades to version 0.4.1-3ubuntu1 do not repear any of above problems in my case)
still nobody a proper solution for the console?
The GUI's you are using (Applications>Other>Users and Groups>Advanced>Privileges tab) are not working on my Xubuntu 11.10.
I think it's just a missing group...
Anyone got more groups than I do?
Code:$ groups myuser myuser : myuser adm disk dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev fuse scanner netdev lpadmin admin sambashare