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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]].
  
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== GVFS without root password ==
 
== 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.
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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 as shown in [[Polkit#Allow mounting a filesystem on a system device]].
 
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In the directory {{ic|/usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d}}, create this file named {{ic|10-drives.rules}}:
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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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);
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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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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 a suitable polkit authentication agent.

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 as shown in Polkit#Allow mounting a filesystem on a system device.