Hi there folks!
I tried to mount my win partition today only to get the following error popup:
Failed to mount "Acer".
Authentication is required.
Which isn't, of course, or else I wouldn't be here with you fine folk!
I'm able to view the partitions in the two other linux distros on the computer without issue, it's only #! that I'm having the issue in. I found this Arch bug report that discusses the lack of polkit-gnome, but I'm wary of following that thread because to be honest, a lot of the suggestions were followed by statements like "what you did is just plain wrong"
So, I would like to ask the crew in the know(that's you): What might I need to do to fix this issue in #! with OB?
Thanks for your help!
Try the username Administrator and leave the password blank
I see that I started out misrepresenting the problem:
The partition seems to be already mounted and sitting on my shortcut pane on the left of thunar. It just won't let me access it.
That being said, it's never asking me for credentials when I click the shortcut. It simply tells me I'm not authorised. Where would I provide the login/pass?
Thanks for your help!
Have you tried configuring the partition with disk-manager?
Yes; as a matter of fact, I am a cop. Why do you ask?
I'm a moderator here. How are we doing? Feedback is encouraged.
I installed disk-manager and they were already listed. I just hit some checkboxes and they show up in media/ now. Oddly enough, as soon as they were accessible, the shortcuts disappeared
Thanks very much for your help!
version #!0806 worked well, i clicked the partition and it asked password - my case was with partitions without settings during install- ,in the 2 last testing releases, it gives or 'daemon inhibited' or 'Authentication is required' and in rootthunar no partitions visible, a step back, i was lazy to solved that, and as i began to use spacefm, now i use the options: mount as root or automount, and i forgot thunar. No a solution just my solution
Last edited by alfbar1 (2012-10-25 02:09:08)
this seems to be a policykit issue.
sudo geany /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks.policy
then go to the section
do the same in the section
Save and exit. This should be enough then
Edit: I should explain The changes here mean that the active user is allowed to mount external (first change) and internal (second change) drives without authentification. Of course we need the package udisks being installed, which is IIRC default in Waldorf.
Last edited by machinebacon (2012-10-24 18:42:32)
^Nice call MB!
A person who has a cat by the tail knows a whole lot more about cats than someone who has just read about them.
I also have had to change org.freedesktop.udisks.policy regarding this and other Distros in the past.
As I continue to run Statler w/ Gigolo I did not encounter the problem.
However for some reason it does pop up from time to time Distro to Distro.
I always thought that the change was simply a Security choice on the part of the Developers.
Anyhow I keep a How to on board so I can find my way back when this issue occurs.
I suggest that those that beneifted Keep MB's solution for the Next time. As you will probably bump into this one again on some Distro.
Last edited by sqlpython (2012-10-27 15:41:20)
OHCG #!, Jessie,, Siduction-13.1, Slackware 14, Bridge,, Sabayon 13.4,
Cracking fix ... straight forward and no googling required ... love #!'s community