gnome-mount silently fails if permissions are wrong
Binary package hint: gnome-mount
If one sets permissions wrong, so that
$ gnome-mount --verbose -b -d ....
fails due to org.freedesktop
then, by default (i.e. without running gnome-mount with the above -v and -b parameters) mounting will fail silently, without a gui error message.
This can happen, for example if the user manually sets the permissions in
System -> Administration -> Authorizations
wrong, or if there is a bug in consolekit (the situation I'm in.)
This means that if there is such a permission problem, plugging in a usb thumbdrive causes the following: it gets recognized, an entry shows up in the "Places" menu, but clicking on it, to mount it, does nothing. This, (that doing a gui action has no effect and no error message) is highly frustrating.
For example, if
$ gnome-mount ....
fails due to giving the wrong device name, it shows a nice dialog. (Even when running that command from a terminal.) I think such a dialog would be needed for permissions problems, as well.
|Changed in gnome-mount (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Confirmed|