I am trying to rip a CD with Sound Juicer over X11 forwarding (CD is in the desktop across the room, I'm SSHing in from my laptop), but Sound Juicer cannot find my CD drive. It works correctly when I am logged in directly to the machine in a GNOME session. My user is in the
I suspect that some combination of udisks, PolicyKit, and ConsoleKit is to blame — that it is configured to allow users with active console sessions to enumerate and/or access drives, but not other users.
How can I configure my system to allow me to access this? I cannot seem to locate any PolicyKit or ConsoleKit configuration programs like I seem to remember Fedora having when they rolled out PolicyKit?
The other option I see, which I find to be unlikely, is that Sound Juicer requires some GNOME session services to be running in order to locate the drive.
Update: Based on the accepted answer, it does require GNOME session services, namely a D-Bus session bus by which it can run gvfs. If sound-juicer fails, running
dbus-launch sound-juicer works. Alternatively,
dbus-launch can be hooked in to your login scripts to run at SSH login.