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[[Category:File systems]]
#REDIRECT [[File manager functionality#Mounting]]
[[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 ==
The {{Pkg|gvfs}} package needs to be [[pacman|installed]], along with {{Pkg|polkit-gnome}} for the polkit rules.
Make sure the authentication agent provided by {{Pkg|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 {{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.

Latest revision as of 11:25, 4 November 2014