A week ago I installed 11.1 with Gnome and everything worked fine. I then decided to switch to KDE as I heard it was more integrated.
Any way I decided to do a clean reinstall of 11.1 with KDE but now I am unable to access my ntfs partitions or my usb CD-Rom. I get an error something like

org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolic y: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed
auth_admin_keep_always <-- (action, result)

How do I get around this and why has this suddenly popped up when it didn't in Gnome?