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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 28 14:56:38 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-04-28 at 08:44 -0600, Scott Barker wrote:
> On 04/28/09 08:27, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > When running as a foreground process, you didn't quit between the first
> > connect and the second one, did you?
> In both cases (daemon and foreground), I left the thunar window open as 
> I unmounted, removed, reconnected and tried to remount the device.

> > It looks to me like a hal problem (device correctly appears in the
> > kernel logs, but not in hal).
> Sorry - I should have noted that in the case of running thunar as a 
> daemon, it wouldn't even mount the device the first time I reconnected 
> it, so the log I sent in that case does not show repeated insertion and 
> removal. It seems that once a device has been inserted, mounted, and 
> unmounted, thunar as a daemon can no longer mount it anymore, while 
> thunar as a foreground process can. Doing lshal -m while thunar is 
> running as a daemon, and inserting and removing the device repeatedly, 
> hal is noticing it every time, while thunar continues to not mount the 
> device.

So both hal logs are identical. Just, when running “as a daemon”, it'll
refuse to mount the second time. Is that correct?

> I just tried something different - I launched thunar as a daemon from a 
> terminal window, and then everything worked fine. So, the difference 
> seems to be launching thunar as a daemon via the window manager. I've 
> been launching it by going to the menu and choosing Settings -> File 
> Manager, which launches /usr/bin/Thunar --daemon if it is not already 
> running.

Can you try running Thunar vs. thunar and Thunar --daemon vs. thunar
--daemon. Double check there is no other instance running, wether with T
or t.
> Of course, I've also been launching thunar from the window manager menu 
> as well (directly in the top-level menu as File Manager), so I'm not 
> sure what is different about how thunar is invoked between those two menus.

The latter only runs Thunar (so if it's not already running as a daemon,
it'll run a new instance and die when the window is closed).


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