Process of mounting removable / encrypted media?

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at
Fri Sep 7 17:48:27 CEST 2012

On 07/09/2012 15:09, Hadmut Danisch wrote:
> Hi,
> when I plug in a removable block device such as USB storage, the XFCE
> desktop will automatically mount it. If it is encrypted with cryptsetup,
> a requester is raised to ask for the password.
> What part of XFCE is performing that task, including the configuration
> of cryptsetup/device-manager for encryption? Where would I find the
> sources and a description of the logical steps? Is that done by XFCE
> itself or an external program?

AFAIK, thunar-volman manages auto-mounting. It uses gvfs/gio (which asks 
Policy Kit for mount authorization) for mounting if it is installed. 
Otherwise, sudo is used.
> best regards
> Hadmut
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