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This document describes a method to configure [http://www.nongnu.org/halevt/ halevt] and [https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/traydevice traydevice] in order to mount removable media.
First you need to [[install]] {{AUR|halevt}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|halevt}}}} and {{AUR|traydevice}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|traydevice}}}} from [[AUR]].
After that you need to install a halevt config in {{ic|~/.halevt/}}:
$ cp /usr/share/halevt/examples/umount_from_tray-gtkdialog.xml ~/.halevt/traydevice.xml
$ vim ~/.halevt/traydevice.xml
Edit the relevant part into
<halevt:Device match="&MOUNTABLE;">
  <halevt:Insertion exec="traydevice $hal.udi$"/>
  <halevt:OnInit exec="traydevice $hal.udi$"/>
Or if you want it to automatically mount when plugging in then edit into
<halevt:Device match="&MOUNTABLE;">
  <halevt:Insertion exec="halevt-mount -u $hal.udi$ &amp;amp; traydevice $hal.udi$"/>
  <halevt:OnInit exec="halevt-mount -u $hal.udi$ &amp;amp; traydevice $hal.udi$"/>
Next you need to edit the {{ic|default.xml}} file of traydevice and change it to use halevt-mount instead of pmount-hal.
$ cp /usr/share/traydevice/default.xml ~/.config/traydevice/
$ vim ~/.config/traydevice/default.xml
Edit the relevant part into
<menuitem icon="gtk.STOCK_ADD" text="mount">
  <!- - execute command pmount-hal, passing it hal udi of managed device -->
  <command executable="halevt-mount">
<!- - execute command pumount, passing it device node from hal property -->
<menuitem icon="gtk.STOCK_REMOVE" text="umount">
  <command executable="halevt-umount">
Finally you need to make halevt start when you login to X.
Just add halevt to {{ic|~/.config/openbox/autostart}} if you are using [[Openbox]], or {{ic|~/.config/awesome/rc.lua}} for [[Awesome]].
==Tips and Tricks==
It is better to start halevt individually per user rather than as a system daemon since it might conflict with other volume manager.
Instead of halevt you can use another program based on UDisks - [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=786153 UDisksEvt]. With the most recent version of Traydevice you can setup a complete hal-less (hal is deprecated after all) automounting system.
UDisksEvt example configuration file already contains appropriate setup for Traydevice, so it should work out-of-the-box.

Latest revision as of 13:31, 27 August 2017

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