xfce4, Thunar, and removable drives
wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Jul 25 20:30:22 UTC 2010
With xfce4, USB memory sticks or hard drives cause an auto-mount (via
hal)... and then multiple copies of the same device appear on the
For example, a Sandisk 8G USB stick with one UFS slice filling the whole
device, volume label "sandisk8g".
With Thunar set to "Mount removable drives when hot-plugged", "Mount
removable media when inserted", and "Browse removable media when
inserted", connecting the stick causes two Thunar windows to open.
Both point to /media/sandisk8g.
Removing the stick cleanly is also a little difficult. Right-click,
unmount... and then quickly remove it, or it will be remounted by the
system and up come the two windows again.
Is this something due to hal seeing new volumes appear under the device
name (da0s1) and the volume label? I have not been successful in
getting hal to stop looking at certain /dev directories.
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