[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#623496: Bug#623496: Bug#623496: thunar-volman: Fails to recognize removable drives

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Apr 21 08:52:39 UTC 2011

On jeu., 2011-04-21 at 10:41 +0200, Sebastian Dalfuß wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 07:57:56AM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > On mer., 2011-04-20 at 21:56 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > > How do you login? Is udisks installed and running?
> > 
> > And does mounting/unmounting from Thunar itself work?
> I don't use xdm/gdm etc. I use rungetty to invoke startx.
> Udisks is installed and running, at least it seams like it is running because
> it replys on dbus:

Then you need to take care of running consolekit/policykit yourself and
be sure it's configured properly. Some help can be found in
README.Debian of xfce4 and xfce4-session but basically what you need is
to be sure in order to have a complete Xfce experience is:

* that Debian Xsession.d scripts are run (so they can setup the various
agent needed, like consolekit and stuff like that)
* that startxfce4 is run (and not directly xfce4-session) (so
xscreensaver, xrdb config etc. are properly set).

I don't know about rungetty so you'll have to adapt, but for people
logging in from console, the proper (and only, afaict) way is to:

* remove any .xinitrc
* add 'exec startxfce4' in .xsessionrc
* use startx (alone, without any argument)

In your case, it seems that rungetty will use startx so you just have to
check that you don't have any .xinitrc, that rungetty doesn't add any
arg and then put the correct line in .xsessionrc.

> Mounting from Thunar itself does not work, the devices don't even show up
> there.

Yup, I really think it's consolekit related, and that you don't have the
permissions. That's something you can check by using pkaction and
ck-list-sessions (in case it still doesn't work, please attach the
output of those commands in the bug report).


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