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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]].
 
 
In the directory {{ic|/usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d}}, create this file named {{ic|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.
 

Revision as of 03:04, 29 December 2013

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Notes: No important information, too short for a separate article. (Discuss in Talk:File manager functionality#Udiskie)
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.