CDs then USB won't mount: Debian sid (unstable)

A little while ago, my Debian sid system stopped mounting CDs.  Shortly thereafter it stopped mounting USB devices also. After searching around a bit I found a solution here (the problem was with Consolekit):  https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2011/10/msg01252.html

The solution is to create a file etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/consolekit.pkla with the contents:

[restart]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.restart
ResultAny=yes

[stop]
Identity=unix-user:your username here
Action=org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.stop
ResultAny=yes

of course replacing your username here. Also create /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/udisks.pkla with the contents:

[udisks]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.udisks*
ResultAny=yes

Hope this helps if you run into the same issue.
 

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