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[[Wikipedia:GVFS|GVFS]] is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows mounting local and remote filesystems as a user along with trash support. It is also used by file managers like [[Thunar]].
 
[[Wikipedia:GVFS|GVFS]] is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows mounting local and remote filesystems as a user along with trash support. It is also used by file managers like [[Thunar]].
  
==Installation==
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== Installation ==
  
The {{pkg|gvfs}} package needs to be installed, along with {{pkg|polkit-gnome}} for the polkit rules.
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The {{Pkg|gvfs}} package needs to be [[pacman|installed]], along with {{Pkg|polkit-gnome}} for the polkit rules.
  
==Getting mounting working==
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Make sure the authentication agent provided by {{Pkg|polkit-gnome}} is autostarted as described in [[Polkit#Authentication agents]].
  
{{Note|You must be using [[systemd]] as your init system for local sessions to work.}}
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== GVFS without root password ==
  
First, make sure you have a valid local session within X:
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In file managers (e.g. Thunar), when you try to mount a drive, you might see that you need to enter the root password to continue every single time you want to mount and unmount a drive. This can be bypassed by setting a [[polkit]] rule.
  
$ loginctl show-session $XDG_SESSION_ID
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In the directory {{ic|/usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d}}, create this file named {{ic|10-drives.rules}}:
  
This should contain {{ic|1=Remote=no}} and {{ic|1=Active=yes}} in the output. See [[xinitrc#Preserving the session]] for troubleshooting if it does not.
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polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
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if (action.id.indexOf("org.freedesktop.udisks2.") == 0){  
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        return polkit.Result.YES;
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    }
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}
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);
  
A dbus session should also be started along with X, in a way that exports a single {{ic|DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS}} for every application in your session. The simplest way to do this is if you don't use a desktop environment is to copy the code from {{ic|/etc/skel/.xinitrc}} that runs files in {{ic|/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d}} to your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}}, and avoid using {{ic|dbus-launch}} or {{ic|ck-launch-session}}.
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Drives will now mount without any intervention from you. If you need to specify which users can perform this action or other restrictions, refer to polkit manual page.
 
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==Troubleshooting==
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There is a [https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32325 known bug] that causes duplicate entries for drives.
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Revision as of 08:48, 23 September 2013

GVFS is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows mounting local and remote filesystems as a user along with trash support. It is also used by file managers like Thunar.

Installation

The gvfs package needs to be installed, along with polkit-gnome for the polkit rules.

Make sure the authentication agent provided by polkit-gnome is autostarted as described in Polkit#Authentication agents.

GVFS without root password

In file managers (e.g. Thunar), when you try to mount a drive, you might see that you need to enter the root password to continue every single time you want to mount and unmount a drive. This can be bypassed by setting a polkit rule.

In the directory /usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d, create this file named 10-drives.rules:

polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if (action.id.indexOf("org.freedesktop.udisks2.") == 0){ 
       return polkit.Result.YES;
   }
}
);

Drives will now mount without any intervention from you. If you need to specify which users can perform this action or other restrictions, refer to polkit manual page.