[arch-general] Mounting drives via nautilus stopped working after update.

Clive Cooper clive at winpe.com
Fri Nov 25 16:13:47 EST 2011

On 25 November 2011 15:12, Madhurya Kakati <mkakati2805 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well what I said is true. When I first started using arch I didn't mind
> when stuff broke. But now after setting up the OS according to my tastes I
> want it to stay as it is. So I want it to be stable. But I also don't want
> to sacrifice the freedom if using arch.
> And I made this my primary work OS and it really is hurting productivity as
> I tend to work on a lot of removal drives.
> On Nov 25, 2011 6:00 PM, "Tom Gundersen" <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Madhurya Kakati <mkakati2805 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > After a recent update, I am unable to mount any drives by clicking their
>> > names in nautilus side panel like I used to do before. I use awesome wm
>> and
>> > start it via slim which itself is started via the inittab method.
>> Are you able to reproduce the problem if you use GDM in stead of slim
>> and start it using the rc-script rather than inittab?
>> > I have dbus installed and it starts up automatically at boot. Also in my
>> > .xinitrc file I have ck-launch-session and dbus-launch before awesome.
>> This sounds like it should work, but I don't use your precise setup so
>> cannot confirm it. I seem to remember other people having similar
>> problems and replacing SLIM with something else fixed it (but I don't
>> remember the details so I might be wrong).
>> > Everything used to work fine like this before the update. Now when I try
>> to
>> > mount a drive I get the error not authorized. I am also in the group
>> > storage.
>> ConsoleKit, UDisks and PolicyKit should be responsible for this
>> working and you should not need to be in any particular group.
>> > I really like arch Linux but these stuff breaking on updates is what
>> pisses
>> > me off.
>> > Please help me as this is affecting my productivity on my machine.
>> Pro tip: You'd be more likely to get help if you skipped these kind of
>> comments...
>> -t

I had this happen once quite some time ago now.What I found was that a
library file went missing.
Try this...ldd /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitorSee if it tells
you that a file is missing and if so then just install the required
Outside of that installing devmon from AUR could solve the problem.
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