LKBEN11137: How to fix the access to a removable medium.


You need access to a removable medium.


You have trouble to access a removable medium.


You have connected a removable medium (e.g. and USB stick, a memory card, a digital camera or an extrenal HDD) via USB to your computer. The medium can be seen in your filemanager (e.g. Nautilus) but no access is possible. This may be up to the "hald" service not running correctly.

Open the console and type lshal + <Enter>. Now you should get a list of all administered devices. If "hald" is not running correctly an error message should appear. In this case restart the "hald" service with the following command: "sudo invokerc.d dbus restart".


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: