Putting my new FreeBSD 9.3 desktop online ....

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Aug 16 20:31:17 UTC 2014

On Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:13:14 +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 01:03:07PM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> > On Sat, 16 Aug 2014, Polytropon wrote:
> > 
> > > Why did I abandon Xfce? Because it's not "portable enough"
> > > anymore. It's a "mostly Linux" desktop environment where the
> > > attempt of running it on FreeBSD leads to despair - it's not
> > > trivial to set up anymore, and functionality is lacking.
> > 
> > I don't understand this.  xfce works quite well for me.  There is no
> > automounter, and a few years back, I wrote one.  But doing that well is
> > non-trivial, so I just manually mount things now.
> sysutils/automount works reasonably well.

Yes, I think this is what I ended up using.

> Although I patched it to use notify-send so I can see that a filesystem has
> been mounted.

I don't know which part of Gnome is responsible, but an icon
is created when a new file system has been mounted. This also

Only the unmounting part didn't work, that's why that system's
umount program is actually a script calling the real umount
binary with the -f option (or it would _not_ unmount because
the resource is claimed as being busy), and in case of optical
media, use camcontrol to eject the drive.

> Another change that I've made to it is to use the `sync` option on
> FAT filesystems.

It would be nice to have that set in /etc/fstab, but that again
disturbs HAL...

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