Bug 36658 - Unable to mount iPhone DBus error -- "Mountpoint already registered
Summary: Unable to mount iPhone DBus error -- "Mountpoint already registered
Alias: None
Product: dbus
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 1.2.x
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: John (J5) Palmieri
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-28 11:20 UTC by dpol
Modified: 2011-04-28 11:55 UTC (History)
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Description dpol 2011-04-28 11:20:47 UTC
"Unable to mount iPhone
DBus error
Mountpoint Already registered"

The above error appears upon plugging in my iPhone 3GS using a USB
connection on Ubuntu 10.04. Attempting to transfer tracks to the iPhone
(using Rythmbox) results in this error:

"Error Transferring Track
Error while getting peer-to-peer dbus connection:
The name :1.140 was not provided by any .service files"

The interesting part is that I can unmount the iPhone get back into
Nautilus and the iPhone icon will still be there on the left side pane.
Unmounting from Nautilus does not get rid of the iPhone icon until I
physically disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone. Clicking on the unmount/eject icon next to the iPhone icon in Nautilus removes the unmount/eject icon, but it does not remove the iPhone from the left side pane. My other USB devices, such as the 2TB external iOmega hard drive, exhibit identical behavior. 

My iPhone used to sync work perfectly using this same Ubuntu PC as late as November 2010. There were no changes made to the iPhone, only updates to Ubuntu -- I'd like to emphasize updates; no new software was installed on this Ubuntu PC.

Can anyone suggest the best course of action that I could take to again be able to use my iPhone with Ubuntu?
Comment 1 Thiago Macieira 2011-04-28 11:55:44 UTC
Sorry, you're filing this report against the wrong project. D-Bus is the messenger only: it sends data around. D-Bus definitely doesn't do mounting of disks, so the error is coming from the service that does.

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