where does xfce get info on luks flash drives?

Mike Perry mike at cogsmos.com
Tue Sep 11 04:38:00 CEST 2012

You are correct, the id should be static across reboots. In fact that
should pretty much be static period. If the file system also has a
label, you are likely to find that in the by-label directory and could
also code towards that.

As far as where it gets the information from. I'm not 100% positives,
but it might just be arbitrary data it is getting from some identify
that gets pulled down when you insert it. Try inserting the device and
then typing "dmesg | tail" you should see the module load up and a few
other th

 * Mike Perry
 * mike at cogsmos.com

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Todd And Margo Chester
<toddandmargo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> When I insert a LUKS encrypted flash drive, I get an icon
>> that says "7.6 GB encrypted drive".  Where does Xfce get
>> this information?   (I need this info for a script.)
>> Many thanks,
>> -T
> Hi All,
> Figured out a way to solve my problem.
> I am looking for a "particular" encrypted stick, not any
> old encrypted stick.  So I piled five other stick in all
> my front panel open ports.  Then I checked /dev/disk/by-id.
> Then I inserted that particular stick.  Got the same by-id.
> Then I removed them all and only reinserted that particular
> stick.  Got the same by-id.  Then I removed that stick,
> rebooted, waited for everything to settle, and inserted
> that stick.  Got the same by-id.
> As"by-id" gives me the device number.  I now know how to
> locate that particular stick, which is what I wanted all
> along.  I can now start coding.
> It would be nice to know how Xfce knows a stick is
> encrypted, but I no longer need that information
> for the task at hand.
> -T
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