Getting to mount

Stephan Haller nomad at
Mon Jul 28 07:10:09 CEST 2014

Am Sonntag, den 27.07.2014, 20:42 +0000 schrieb Beartooth:
> On Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:55:43 +0200, Stephan Haller wrote:
> > I do not get an icon on the desktop either when I plug-in an external
> > device. But I do see the newly plug-in device in Thunar, Xfce's file
> > manager. This device is still unmounted but will be mounted immediately
> > as soon as I select it in Thunar.
> > 
> > Do you see your devices in Thunar?
> 	No, I don't, despite an afternoon of combing through it. Can you 
> describe how you get into Thunar, and where in it you find the links? Do 
> the devices have to be running for you to see them? Or can you, for 
> instance, find a quiescent tablet in Thunar and open it from there?
It is really as simple as already described for me. I just plug in my
external hard drive or phone or insert a CD/DVD, open Thunar and see the
new devices at the sidebar. Then I click on its icon and it will be

If it does not work that way for you then I don't know what goes wrong.
Either the dbus-service "udisks" is not installed or prevents to run? Or
you need to install "thunar-volman" (I haven't it installed and works
without it)?

I would first look for the service "udisks" if it installed and is
working. The command "udisks --enumerate" run as normal user should list
all devices connected to your system. As fas as I know it should also
list devices not mounted.

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