How to activate mount capabilities on thunar

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Sun Mar 26 23:43:55 CEST 2006

Manolo wrote:
> I've installed thunar from Debian (actually alfa r20235) and it works
> ok. But I'd like to turn on media-mounting facilities.
> So, I installed 'hal' and assorted libraries (including 'hal-storage')
> as I read from Benedikt's
> But thunar does not show my partitions and USB-disks.
> What should I do?

Thunar's configure script prints a build summary when done, which should
tell you whether HAL will be used, i.e.:

* Volume Manager: hal

If it prints

* Volume Manager: none

instead, scroll up and check which package check failed, the README file
has some details about the required versions.


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