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unable to mount anything

Postby desperado » 2019-10-13 03:01

Hi,
Everything worked fine with Stretch for about a year. After the last update I'm not able to mount anything - USB stick, external disk, another internal disk. Password is not recognized if I try to open root console, apper and discover don't even ask for authorization - I'm not allowed to do anything. Googled around for a couple of weeks and read the forums, seems to be something to do with policy kit and udisks, about 1/3 of the cases like me just reinstalled. I'm a simple, stupid user, not good in code, is this really the only solution? Please, help.
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Re: unable to mount anything

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-13 08:59

Do you use sudo?
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sudo -i

Or su?
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su -

The root password can be reset fairly easily even if the remaining users do not have elevated permissions, ask the interweb how.
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Re: unable to mount anything

Postby desperado » 2019-10-14 22:24

I can do sudo -i. The password is recognized, but there is no prompt to mount, just 'no authority'. I followed advice from some other threads, seems there is no authentication agent running, but sysmonitor shows kde authentication agent 1. Not recognized?
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Re: unable to mount anything

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-15 17:23

desperado wrote:there is no prompt to mount, just 'no authority'.

How exactly are you trying to mount the devices? Have you checked the systemd journal for any error messages?
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