[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 17:54:24 UTC 2015

> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> I don't now what exactly does cause the issue. But GVFS does wake up
> Green drives without a reason, since by EU Regulation external drives
> have to spin down and go to sleep after a while and it's good that they
> do so. However, spinning down and up without a reason just damages the
> drives. That's why I have GVFS replaced by a dummy package. Usermount
> does cause the same issue. Rodent doesn't!
> I have udisks and udisks2 installed since a very long time, at least
> they alone don't cause the issue.
> FWIW KDE has something similar to GVFS. After running K3B my external
> Green USB HDD spins down and up again and again too. I never found out
> what does cause this ugly behaviour for KDE.
> I'm not using one of the bloated DEs. I'm using openbox and JWM and
> most of the times for drive and file related "things" I'm using
> RoxTerm. IOW I manually mount and unmount drives, but using scripts, so
> that I can do this by using labels, or explicitly for an optical drive.
> Reporting this as a bug is useless, I tried, but first the coders balme
> the HDD companies and after explaining that it's an EU Regulation, they
> blame the "minority" of idiots like me who are from the EU. Pff, I
> don't care, I don't need GVFS and similar software for my work-flow.
> This issue is known since several years.

Ah, good to know.  BTW, udiskie doesn't use gvfs, just udisks2 or
udisks.  And my other method for known media is autofs, so I hope I'm
free from gvfs now (actually I removed it since I removed pcmanfm),

Thanks for the explanation,


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