[arch-general] XFCE removable storage unmount notification gone

Ben Mezger su at seds.nl
Mon Jun 25 18:19:10 UTC 2018

I don't recall getting a notification when I unplugged a USB drive,
but I cannot test it now since I am not using XFCE anymore.
Do you by any chance have gvfs and thunar-volman installed? Afaik,
those are required. I do recall that Thunar needs to be running as a
daemon mode to handle automatic mounting. You also need a notification
daemon installed, but from your e-mail I guess you already have it

On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at 15:10, Paul Marwick via arch-general
<arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I'm running three copies of Arch with XFCE as DE. Recently I've noticed
> that the normal desktop notification when a removable storage device is
> unmount has gone. As a test, I turned on auto-mount. When a USB drive is
> plugged in, I'm still getting mount notifications, but nothing when the
> device is unmounted. The only indication I see that the device has
> unmounted is a change to the desktop icon.
> One of my Arch installs isn't used all that often, so hasn't been
> updated recently. Its still showing both mount and unmount notifications.
> Trouble is, I can go for fairly long periods without using removable
> media, so I've no real idea what update caused the change. No idea how
> to hunt for it either.
> Anyone else seeing this behaviour? Any ideas how to fix it?
> Paul.

Kind regards,
Met een vriendelijke groet,

Ben Mezger
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