How can a custom-mounted drive show on desktop as mounted

dg1727 dg1727 at
Thu Sep 13 20:54:39 CEST 2012

On 09/11/2012 at 3:39 PM, dg1727 <dg1727 at> wrote:
>On Xubuntu 12.04.1, I have written a "udev" rule that calls a 
>custom shell script to mount a USB ext4fs drive with custom mount 
>options.  The drive gets mounted correctly so that the "mount" 
>command shows the drive and the correct options.  On the XFCE 
>desktop, however, the drive icon is grayed out, and the icon's 
>right-click menu has an option for "Mount Volume."  
>Is there a way to have XFCE update the icon automatically, as soon 
>as the USB drive is inserted, to show that the volume is already 

Any advice?  Is this known to work in XFCE 4.10?  The Xubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) release is planned to have XFCE 4.10; maybe what I am trying to do will be easier there.  

>I have tried:  
>thunar-volman --device-added /sys$DEVPATH
>where $DEVPATH is the sysfs path of the newly added device.  
>Installed versions include xfdesktop 4.8.3, thunar-volman 0.6.1 

Thanks again.  


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