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Re: Newbie: Thunar / Removable Media Question
On 05/08/2017 05:28, Christopher Pinon wrote:
Wes Frazier <wes.frazier%members.fsf.org@localhost> wrote:
I apologize if this is the wrong mailing list I was a bit torn as to
exact list I should use for this. I am a new NetBSD user and I just
largely completed an initial install of NetBSD 7.1 with XFCE and
packages from 2017Q1.
Anyway I have the system mostly installed and configured to my
satisfaction. However I wanted to see if there was a
prescribed/recommended way to get the automatic mounting and
of removable media working for file managers such as Thunar. I am
somewhat comfortable mounting and unmounting volumes from the
command-line but wanted to make sure there wasn't a better way to
integrate Thunar/XFCE into that process.
I haven't had much luck playing with gnome-mount or
This is bound to be a little adventure.
From what I understand, automounting of removable media in Xfce/Thunar
is udev-dependent, hence Linux-dependent, so unless something has
changed in the meantime, I'm not sure that this will work.
You could try a native NetBSD solution with amd ( man amd ), which
be independent of Xfce/Thunar, but this would require a little
an old thread on amd, but probably there are more recent attempts.
You might have better luck with Lumina ( https://lumina-desktop.org/ ),
which is BSD-friendly. There are positive signs that automounting of
removable media works on Lumina on TrueOS (
), but it's not clear whether this applies to NetBSD as well.
If you pursue this issue, let us know what you come up with. :-)
I thought this might be the case I just wanted to be sure. Thanks for
confirming my suspicions.
XFCE provides a panel plugin for mounting/unmounting volumes which can
be configured to directly call mount/umount or custom scripts. I will
likely just set that up for my needs and look into disabling the device
tree in the file manager (Thunar) for the time being. I might look into
amd some later, at first glance I thought it was specifically for
mounting nfs shares but that thread does imply it is much more
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