[arch-general] Is there a non file manager daemon for automounting like the ones provided by "pcmanfm -d"

Javier Vasquez j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 17:15:39 UTC 2015

> What is the known issue with external green HDDs?  Is that common to
> using udisk2 (if so, "udiskie -2" does suffer it)?

Just wanted to let you know udiskie with th following commands:

udiskie -2 -t -A -F
udiskie -2 -t -A -f xfe

Functionally it provides what I was looking for.  With "-A" you can
notice I was not really much interested on the "auto" mount, but
rather in the ability to be able to easily mount/umount at will with a
click.  The tray icon is great for that.  The "man" page indicates
"-f" is depricated, though I hope one will be able to select what to
browse the media with...

What I'm missing is notifications, given I do not have desktop
notifications server enabled [1].  Notice pcmanfm didn't require to
enable such server, though not sure how they handled to notify without
it (as pidgin and several other tools do notify as well without any
notification server installed).  As I don't have any notification
server (I do have libnotify though), I get:

Failed to show notification:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
org.freedesktop.Notifications was not provided by any .service files

I can live with that, given usually one mounts after plugging a
device.  I'll evaluate if installing dunst (which Ralph wanted to
disable instead) or xfce4-notifyd, but for now I won't do anything
with that.

Even though it's python based, one doesn't really feel it slow, which
is good.  I wonder if there's something similar written in C++ or C
though, to play with it.  For now I'm happy udiskie offers the
functionality I was looking for.

Another thing pending is the known issue with green HDDs, and if it's
not an issue for usdiskie, or rather it's an issue for anything using

Thanks to all,


[1]  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Desktop_notifications#Standalone

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