[SunHELP] Problems with vold

David Strom dstrom at ciesin.columbia.edu
Fri Sep 3 09:34:26 CDT 2004

Sounds like what I've seen if the inetd.conf line is commented out... in 
Solaris 9, there's an entry in /etc/inetd.conf that pertains to volume 
management.  We tend to just comment out all the lines for security 
reasons, and when we first did this, vold didn't work.  So, if you see 
the line for media, uncomment the line, save, & pkill -HUP inetd.  See 
if this helps.  The demon in question is:
  "/usr/lib/smedia/rpc.smserverd rpc.smserverd"
David Strom

 >Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 09:58:57 -0400
 >From: Tim Longo <tlongo at avaya.com>
 >Subject: [SunHELP] Problems with vold
 >To: The SunHELP List <sunhelp at sunhelp.org>
 >Message-ID: <1094219936.10168.9.camel at elaan.research.avayalabs.com>
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 >Running Solaris 9 on a Sunblade 100, and gnome desktop with all latest
 >When I put a CD in my CDROM drive, the drive spins and stops, but does
 >not mount. It also won't eject until I stop volmgmt.  I can manually
 >mount the CDROM(after stopping vold), but it won't mount automatically.
 >So far, I can't figure out what the problem is... so I am looking for
 >ideas on what to check. It use to work.. so I must have installed or
 >changed *something*.
 >So far, I have added a "-v" to the vold process and monitor the >vold.log
 >file. It shows "vold: running" and all the appropriate /dev/rdsk >entries
 >for cdrom, floppy, and rmdisk.  Nothing useful there...
 >Thanks for any input.

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