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Buce
July 14th, 2009, 03:18 AM
I installed ubuntu with the Minimal CD, and Thunar autodetection isn't working. I have both thunar and thunar-volman installed, and the checkbox under Thunar -> Edit -> Prefs -> Advanced -> Volume Management is ticked, but CDs, etc still won't show up. If I were doing this under Arch, my previous distro, I know the thing to check next would be hal or dbus, but I'm not sure how I would do this in Ubuntu.

tarps87
July 14th, 2009, 11:57 AM
You could try starting them, they are in /etc/init.d/
If they are already running it will tell you rather than report that it has failed. If it is not on my set up it is linked as K16hal in /etc/rc1.d/ and S24hal in /etc/rc2.d/ rc3.d rc4.d and rc5.d
Rather than in rc.conf under daemons ;)
Although I think the minimal cd sets up hal and all the polices and permissions needed to work.

Have you check dmesg when you put the cd in?

Buce
July 14th, 2009, 06:38 PM
I don't see anything that looks relevant in dmesg.


$ dmesg | tail
[ 65.680849] wlan0: RX authentication from 00:14:51:6f:b8:3d (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
[ 65.680853] wlan0: authenticated
[ 65.680856] wlan0: associate with AP 00:14:51:6f:b8:3d
[ 65.682465] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:14:51:6f:b8:3d (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=5)
[ 65.682470] wlan0: associated
[ 68.652753] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[ 105.225542] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 105.225818] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 106.259347] process `skype' is using obsolete setsockopt SO_BSDCOMPAT
[ 115.951595] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

dbus is running fine, but it looks like hal isn't even installed. There's no hal file in /etc/init.d/, and nothing with 'hal' in the filename in /etc/rcX.d/. And apt-get seems to agree:


$ sudo apt-get install hal
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
acl hal-info libpolkit-dbus2 libpolkit-grant2 libpolkit2 libsmbios1 pm-utils
policykit powermgmt-base
Suggested packages:
gnome-device-manager libsmbios-doc
Recommended packages:
libsmbios-bin radeontool uswsusp vbetool policykit-gnome
The following NEW packages will be installed:
acl hal hal-info libpolkit-dbus2 libpolkit-grant2 libpolkit2 libsmbios1
pm-utils policykit powermgmt-base
0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 871kB of archives.
After this operation, 4170kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
Abort.

Should I go ahead and install hal, or does ubuntu use something else that I need to configure?

Buce
July 14th, 2009, 09:03 PM
I installed hal, and it looks like it worked. Doesn't seem to detect my mic, though.

Buce
July 14th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Okay, fixed that by installing esd.

Thanks a bunch!

tarps87
July 15th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Looks like you have solved it, I didn't realise the minimal cd doesn't install hal by default.
Just looked and cds don't appear to be reported in dmesg so nothing odd there.

Buce
July 15th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Looks like you have solved it, I didn't realise the minimal cd doesn't install hal by default.

Yeah, I thought that odd too. *shrug*