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Thread: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive gone

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    Unhappy Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive gone

    Hi everyone,

    Semi-noob here. I recently installed openSUSE 11.1-Gnome2.24 on my box. Very happy with it. When I tried installing my EPSON CX5600 scanner through USB all went wrong.

    1. I was able to install epkowa driver. All cool. I then proceed to test epkowa. Epson goes through all the noises and it returns a "Successfully Tested epkowa" - 'Test with 'scanimage -d epkowa:libusb:005:003 -v' succeeded'. After I click the OK button ERROR:
    Code:
    The scanner is not known to HAL.
    To access the scanner as normal user,
    udev, HAL, and hal-resmgr are needed to grant
    appropriate access permissions automatically.
    Therefore the scanner model must be known to HAL.
    If the scanner is not known to HAL, a re-plug
    of a USB scanner should help.
    Otherwise a reboot should be done to restart
    the whole udev/HAL/hal-resmgr machinery.
    Check if the scanner is listed in the lshal output.
    If a SCSI scanner which was switched on during boot
    is not listed in the lshal output, the usual reason
    is that the kernel module for the scanner's SCSI host
    adapter does not notify HAL about the scanner device.
    If even a reboot does not help, you could access
    the scanner via the saned as a workaround.
    For this workaround choose 'Scanning via Network'
    and select the 'Local Host Configuration'.
    If I try to run xsane it says no scan devices found, but if I run xsane as root (after a BIG Warning not to do so by xsane) It successfully finds the scanner and I am able to scan away. So this is only my first problem ( I do not wish to be root in order to be able to use my scanner...)

    2. Right afterwards my Home folder is no longer able to display in Nautilius. Mouse shows the timer thingy and hangs there. No response. If I try to access my files through command line I have no problem, but Nautilius is no longer able to reach my Home Folders.

    3. My external USB Fat32 Drive also stopped working at the same time as #2. When I try to mount the disk (since I can see it listed in the navigation panel of Nautilus) it throws the following error:

    Code:
    DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not 
    receive a reply. 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.
    Can somebody please help out. I am very close to just doing a clean install again but I don't want to go through the whole other fixes I've already done. Besides: It is not the way of the linux-samurai.

    Oh by the way. I tried the recommendation of setting my scanner up 'Scanning Via Network' and it kinda works once then we're back to 'No Devices Found'.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    -M

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    Default Re: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive

    I'm ignorant about these two topics -- but have you tried a reboot?
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    Yup. Several times. I've also gone through the Repair Tool that is included in the installation disk with no avail. I've done some googling on the subject and have seen that the culprit may be HAL. Te reapir tool 'fixed' HAL but no change.
    -M

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    Definitely some problem with access control... I would try updating your system first. Maybe Policykit or hal not functioning correctly. Try updating via console (as root) with:

    zypper up -t package
    See how that goes. Someone may be able to offer more specific advice on this.

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    Unhappy Re: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive

    OK. I've now also updated the system. 'zypper up -t package' did its work. I have also rebooted and still no go. Situation sticks. I have tried to run Nautilus as root as well but even as root Home folders still don't show up...
    -M

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    Default Re: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive

    Odd huh? Some things to check...

    1) What is the output (as regular user) of

    groups

    2) Try adding another user account via yast. Then login as that user, and check home folder and scanner access.

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    Unhappy Re: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive

    Output for groups is as follows:
    Code:
    users dialout video
    I have also created a new user but the new user cant get access to its home files either. Same with scanner.
    I have also tried logging as root with the same results.

    Any ideas???

    Now that I have been rebooting a lot, I am also having problems showing the desktop files as well. Uhmm this is getting worse. Clean install getting closer n' closer.....
    -M

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    I remember from the dawn of times :-) smth like 'rm -rf /var/lib/hardware/*' . Hope this works unless you've already reinstalled your system. I don't know... it's quite strange. Can you access your files from a terminal (ctrl-F1/2/...)?

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    Default Re: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive

    Is
    Code:
    rm -rf /var/lib/hardware/*
    correct????

    That up there looks very dangerous. Force recursive remove of all the hardware lib? How will this help?

    And I do have access to my files through command.
    -M

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    Default Re: Home Folders Gone. EpsonCX5600 not installed. USB Drive

    FWIW I get: users disk dialout floppy cdrom video. Disk?
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