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Here's what happened when I tried: [email protected]:/$ sudo rm /var/run/dbus/pid [email protected]:/$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure hal * Stopping Hardware abstraction layer hald [ OK ] * Reloading system message bus config... [ OK Changed in sysvinit: status: In Progress → Fix Committed Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote on 2008-04-14: #29 This bug was fixed in the package sysvinit - 2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu44 --------------- sysvinit (2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu44) hardy; urgency=low To delete these files, you need root permission. It was fixed by restarted hal and dbus: Code: sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart && sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart Worth a try. http://ecoflashapps.com/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-dvd-error-in-ubuntu.html

After 2 reboots i have /media/Lacie /media/Lacie_ and /media/Lacie__ (the external DD) So I think the patch is not so good Pitti ;-) Changed in sysvinit: status: Fix Released → Confirmed just froze my computer for a moment, kicked me offline, and my computer didn't recognize any volume plugged in. for me the problem was basically a conflict with autofs. Any ideas? https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1048101

Topics: Active | Unanswered Index »Applications & Desktop Environments »Unable to mount media: "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" Pages: 1 #1 2007-11-20 19:04:37 RazZziel Member From: Spain Registered: 2007-07-13 Posts: 35 Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. It calls umount(8) with the device name, but when it tries to remove the directory it uses the directory name in the first entry matching the device name, which fails. the mount point was: /media /etc/auto.nas --timeout=60 --ghost i changed it to /net /etc/auto.nas --timeout=60 --ghost hope this helps someone cheers Adv Reply February 23rd, 2010 #6 *Boots* View Profile

To work on by somebody getting the issue, likely to send upstream Changed in nautilus: assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs importance: Undecided → Low Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (ilmari) wrote on 2007-04-09: #3 Main Menu LQ Calendar LQ Rules LQ Sitemap Site FAQ View New Posts View Latest Posts Zero Reply Threads LQ Wiki Most Wanted Jeremy's Blog Report LQ Bug Syndicate Latest It's been quite good to my even though I have t be considered a linux newbie. Affecting: hal (Ubuntu) Filed here by: Ilmari Vacklin When: 2007-03-24 Completed: 2013-05-24 Target Distribution Baltix BOSS Juju Charms Collection Elbuntu Guadalinex Guadalinex Edu Kiwi Linux nUbuntu PLD Linux Tilix tuXlab Ubuntu

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Adv Reply July 14th, 2009 #4 Wangberg View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message 5 Cups of Ubuntu Join Date Apr 2008 Location New England Beans 41 DistroUbuntu 12.04 Precise both don't contain a folder named media. Using an external usb DD (with NTFS) labeled "Lacie". Do you want to help us debug the posting issues ? < is the place to report it, thanks !

my solution was to simply change the mount point to point to another folder. Eric Amundson (sewmyheadon) wrote on 2007-12-11: #15 I also noticed this problem in Gutsy, so I backed up my .hal-mtab and .hal-mtab-lock files, removed the originals and everything's working fine. Would this be appropriate to send upstream? -- Ilmari Vacklin

Thanks! weblink Label consists of characters specified to my language (polish) so label was a strange name. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. It looks to me like this is reproducible by plugging in USB sticks with different volume names.

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To convince us, open a terminal and post here the output of Code: ls / Adv Reply Page 1 of 4 123 ... This is a bonafide bug in the system and needs to be fixed. User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License.

Adv Reply June 28th, 2008 #2 p_quarles View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Midnight Commander Join Date May 2007 Beans 7,032 DistroUbuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Re: Unable to mount

Today, on the other hand, they failed to mount. mattaw (mas-ecs) wrote on 2007-05-31: #8 Confirm this as described by swork. One Search Engline 3 million Tech Posts, 15 Million Tech Replies Follow Us On Subscribe Email Submit 2016 © cornbio.com. Password Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.

Also whenever you plug one in, a temporary file is created called something like /media/.hal-mtab.lock, that disappears when you unplug the device. thanks! Incidentally, if you leave the message box up that says 'Cannot unmount the volume...', eventually you get another message saying: "DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. his comment is here For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here Register a domain and help support LQ Blogs Recent Entries Best Entries Best Blogs Blog List Search Blogs

Boots Adv Reply March 3rd, 2010 #7 *Boots* View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Spilled the Beans Join Date Feb 2010 Beans 13 DistroUbuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Re: Failure If i unmount it with nautilus->no problem. When I wiped .hal-mtab, rebooted (maybe unnecessary, I'm new to Ubuntu and didn't know how to restart gnome-volume-manager) and renamed the iPod (using a Mac) to an all-ASCII name this problem mkdir /mnt/sr0 #for mounting DVD/CD Drive add the USB device/HDD Partition/DVD/CD entries to /etc/fstab for example if its sdb1 it should look like nano /etc/fstab /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 vfat auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec 0 0

There was an old entry that contained german umlauts like "ö" and "ä". Anyone? Upon opening them I got this error message: "Unable to mount the volume" "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" I've also tried mounting them as root by typing "sudo mount /disk". I think it was due to 'stale entries' and wonder if it could be related to the fact that I formatted this drive and renamed it so it's mounted under a

IMHO /media/.hal-mtab should move to /var/run/hal-mtab, and in addition we should apply a fixed version of this patch. Adv Reply June 28th, 2008 #4 benerivo View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Iced Almond Soy Ubuntu, No Foam Join Date Dec 2006 Beans 1,089 Re: Unable to mount NO! Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote on 2009-05-27: #36 GNOME in Karmic does not use hal for mounting any more, and the sysvinit workaround solved this bug sufficiently.

I have not attempted this myself, and it may cause further and more serious problems. because I looked in root and file system. Report a bug This report contains Public information Edit Everyone can see this information. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken." Karl Palsson

How can I find out? 03-26-2009,11:36 PM #4 Archangel-Amael View Profile View Forum Posts Super Moderator Join Date Jan 2010 Location Somewhere Posts 8,010 Originally Posted by fergzcm Thanks for this. My guess is that it will work and i see no reason why it would cause any problem at all. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.