Accessing an NFS share via Thunar

killermoehre killermoehre at
Mon Jan 20 10:52:56 CET 2014

Am Mo 20 Jan 2014 03:52:40 CET schrieb Chris Stankevitz:
> Hello,
> Can someone please explain how to access an NFS share from XFCE?  I
> have tried this:
> 1. Open Thunar 1.6.2
> 2. Click Go | Open Location
> 3. Start typing "nfs:/"
> 4. Observer the dialog express displeasure by disabling the OK button
> and displaying a "do not enter" icon.
> I suspect the answer is one of:
> a) Looks like you did not compile Thunar with the gvfs extension,
> sub-type fuse with udev and the nfs overlay, polkit option, and
> HAL/consolekit derivatives.
> b) Thunar's "Open Location" doesn't work with NFS.  Never has, never
> will.  That's why your googling turned up nothing.
> c) What's wrong with "su; mount" you lazy ignoramus?
> PS: I'm running gentoo linux, but I'm happy with an OS-agnostic answer.
> Thank you,
> Chris

GVFS doesn't support NFS, so Thunar does not, too. So b) would be the 
most correct one.
Better put the share in your /etc/fstab and give it the option 


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