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This document describes a method to configure halevt and traydevice in order to mount removable media.
 
 
 
==Installation==
 
First you need to [[Pacman|install]] {{AUR|halevt}} and {{AUR|traydevice}} from [[AUR]].
 
 
 
==Configuration==
 
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 $hal.udi$"/>
 
</halevt:Device>
 
 
 
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 $hal.udi$"/>
 
</halevt:Device>
 
 
 
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">
 
  <arg>-u</arg>
 
  <ref>info.udi</ref>
 
 
 
and
 
 
 
<!- - execute command pumount, passing it device node from hal property -->
 
<menuitem icon="gtk.STOCK_REMOVE" text="umount">
 
  <command executable="halevt-umount">
 
  <arg>-u</arg>
 
  <ref>info.udi</ref>
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==Alternatives==
 
Instead of halevt you can use another program based on UDisks - [http://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.
 

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