thunar-volman ported to udev/GIO

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sun Jul 25 00:28:29 CEST 2010

On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 23:02:01 +0200
Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at> wrote:

> 2010/7/24 Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at>:
> > By the way, I was able to compile thunar/thunar-volman but not to
> > test it, I have some spare time now, I'll test it against some disk
> > devices and a camera.
> >
>  - For the settings dialog, an enhancement would be an auto-completion
> entry with a function that looks for a specific desktop file category
> like DiscBurning.

for now I'm only concerned about bugs and regressions. Auto-completion
would be a new feature for which you can file a feature request
in bugzilla. ;)

>  - The command field acts weird; when you select all the text and type
> something else in, e.g. after typing the first letter the cursor is
> re-placed at the beginning of the field, so when typing "vlc" it
> actually ends with "lcv", or when you type in too fast the cursor is
> repeatedly re-placed at the beginning.

That's weird indeed. I'll look into it.

>  - Playing an audio CD works fine, but, I find the way to type the
> command unexpected. I blindly typed "totem" in it, but only something
> like totem cdda:// works (vlc cdda:// works great, totem doesn't
> really work fine with that, and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to
> type, instead I have to look for it, a tad too lame;)

Yeah, the command entries need tooltips. They support format strings,
e.g. you can use "totem %m" which will replace "%m" with the mount
point, e.g. "totem /media/audio-cd". Other placeholders are possible.

>  - When I insert a DVD, CD-R with data, or I turn on an external disk
> drive, or if I plug in a camera, I get such following messages
> printed:
>  | (Thunar:12113): Thunar-DEBUG:   thunar-volman --device-added
> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host7/target7:0:0/7:0:0:0/block/sdc
>  | thunar-volman: Unknown block device type.
>  | (Thunar:12113): Thunar-DEBUG:   thunar-volman --device-added
> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host7/target7:0:0/7:0:0:0/block/sdc/sdc1
>  | thunar-volman: Not Authorized.
>  | (Thunar:12113): Thunar-DEBUG:   thunar-volman --device-added
> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host7/target7:0:0/7:0:0:0/block/sdc/sdc3
>  | thunar-volman: Not Authorized.
>  | (Thunar:12113): Thunar-DEBUG:   thunar-volman --device-added
> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host7/target7:0:0/7:0:0:0/block/sdc/sdc2
>  | thunar-volman: Not Authorized.

That might have to do something with the polkit problem you seem to
have. ;)

>  - When I click on them in the side pane inside Thunar I get an error
> dialog with the message "Not authorized".

Same here.

  - Jannis
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