various config questions

Joost Kremers joostkremers at
Mon Aug 20 15:19:29 CEST 2007

hi people,

first, sorry for the late reply, i've been away for the weekend and haven't
seen much of my email... ;-)

the problem i had with the options for thunar-volman plugin not being set
was indeed solved by the fix that Brian Tarricone mentioned. thanks for

On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 12:54:07PM -0500, Robby Workman wrote:
> Joost:
> Hola!  :-)

hi! ;-)

first, thanks for your packages/buildscripts, and thanks for the update on
thunar-volman, i've recompiled and it works!

[adding mount options to automounted media]
> I've admittedly not explored this in much detail, but the "easy"
> solution for me is to add the device to /etc/fstab (with "user"
> or "users" option) and the relevant dmask and fmask options.

that would work, but IMHO i don't find it a very "clean" solution, because
those options should only be added to devices that have a (v)fat file
system. fstab only allows you do identify mount points and device files,
but they are of course not linked to any specific file system.

i'm actually considering switching back to usbmount (which i used on slack
11). it doesn't create those nice icons on the desktop, but i can live
without them, and it has the advantage that you can set mount options per
file system, plus the mounted devices show up in the panel's mount plugin
(or at least they did in xfce 4.2...)

thanks to all who replied!


Joost Kremers, PhD
University of Cologne
Institute for German Language and Literature
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Cologne, Germany
Tel. +49 221 / 4703807

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