[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#525945: Bug#525945: thunar fails to remount removable media when running as daemon

Scott Barker scott at mostlylinux.ca
Tue Apr 28 11:19:30 UTC 2009

I did have thunar-volman installed, and the same thing was happening. I 
removed it to verify it wasn't thunar-volman causing the issue.

I have consolekit and policykit installed, and spent several hours 
debugging that new level of complexity as well. I used to use 
startxfce4, and had to switch to using startx with 'exec 
ck-launch-session startxfce4' in $HOME/.xsession to make mounting (and 
suspend/hibernate) work at all in the new model. I have verified that my 
console session is correct (via ck-list-sessions) and that I have the 
correct authorizations as well (via polkit-auth).

The only way I have been able to reproduce the error consistently is by 
running thunar as a daemon, mounting a USB device (by clicking on it in 
thunar), unmounting it (by right-clicking on it in thunar), unplugging 
it, plugging it back in, and trying to mount it again (by clicking on it 
in thunar).

On 04/27/09 23:58, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On lun, 2009-04-27 at 20:40 -0600, Scott Barker wrote:
>> When thunar is running as a daemon, a removable device that is unmounted,
>> unplugged, and plugged back in cannot be re-mounted. The error is
>> "org.freedsekop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <-- (action, result)".
>> If the thunar daemon is terminated, and thunar is started manually from a
>> terminal or from the xfce4 menu instead, this error does not occur.
> Hmhm, strange. I see you don't use thunar-volman (this is fine). Hal is
> installed, but are consolekit and policykit installed too? Do you start
> Xfce using a display manager, startx, startxfce4, something like that?
> Cheers,

Scott Barker       scott at mostlylinux.ca
Linux Consultant   http://www.mostlylinux.ca/scott

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