[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#530734: hal asks twice for passphrase of LUKS-encrypted Volumes, fails to setup other crypto-vols afterwards

Arian Sanusi arian at sanusi.de
Wed May 27 21:55:07 UTC 2009

> HAL itself is not asking the user for the password. Which type of desktop
> environment do you use?
I understood that hal uses dbus to query password from user, anyway I
use XFCE
> What kind of luks-encrypted volume do you use?
> Could you also please get me the output of "hal --daemon=no --verbose" when you
> try to mount the device (stop the running hal daemon in advance)
> Michael
I have two devices: One is a USB hard disk with partition 2 as LUKS
Volume, ext3-formatted.
Number two is a SD-Card (16GB intended use was a system drive to save
some energy) partition 2 is LUKS-Volume with LVM on it and two ext3 
Volumes. Card Reader is a tifm-7xx1 driven model (pci based). Happens 
for both in the same way. Linked output is produced by plugging the usb 

I uploaded hald's output to pastebin since its quite a bunch of lines:
140 lines (incomplete) of hal starting: http://pastebin.com/f39dbbbcb
460 lines (complete) of setup attempt:  http://pastebin.com/f74e963dc

After line 271 passwords gets asked again, there it stated an error: Bad
password? though the volume is set up correctly at that time. This is
the particular line:
23:20:09.284 [I] hald_dbus.c:4149: failed with
'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.Crypto.SetupPasswordError' 'Error
setting up /dev/sdc2 - bad password?'

regards, Arian

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