Didn't get any response to this last time, but it's still happening, so I'm trying again. No clues? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Bart Schaefer <barton.schaefer at gmail.com> Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM Subject: CentOS4 desktop has stopped recognizing removable media - haldaemon problem? To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> USB sticks and cameras used to pop right up on my desktop. Now they don't. I've checked the Gnome "Drives and Media Preferences" and nothing has changed -- I have "Mount removable media when inserted" etc. (Tried toggling it off and back on, no effect.) I've logged out and back in, even rebooted. /var/log/messages shows the devices are being recognized by udev: Jun 27 19:53:37 torch kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sde at scsi11, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 Jun 27 19:53:37 torch scsi.agent: disk at /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb1/1-5/1-5:1.0/host11/target11:0:0/11:0:0:0 Jun 27 19:53:37 torch udevd: udev done! Jun 27 19:53:47 torch udevd: udev done! However, that's followed by this: Jun 27 19:54:07 torch hald: Timed out waiting for hotplug event 699. Rebasing to 699 I restarted hald (service haldaemon restart) and it picked up one of the two devices I'd plugged in, but not the other.