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Old 02-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Partitions doesn't show up in Thunar

I have been struggling with this the whole day. I have installed udisks, udisks2, polkit-gnome, gvfs. At some point I realized I need gobject-introspection, and I think I have recompiled everything that needs it.

Udisks daemon is not running. How should it be started? I can't figure it out by just comparing with the initscripts and autostart in Slackware.

This is all processes that's running from within openbox:
     |                       `-openbox---xterm---bash---pstree
In Slackware I have a long list, including:
|               `-2*[{udisks-daemon}]
How to start them? I guess that's why the internal partitions doesn't show up in Thunar?
Old 02-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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I think you are suposed to have polkit running if you have a look at /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc about lines 74/112 ( at least on mine ) udisk is not started but polkit is ( and then presumably starts udisk ), Thunar has had problems with disks not showing up for a while why don't you try dumping it and running spacefm it is waaaay better than thunar, and it works!
Old 02-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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Udisks should be started by DBus.
Originally Posted by man udisks-daemon
Users or administrators should never need to start this daemon as it will be automatically started by dbus-daemon(1) whenever an application calls into the org.freedesktop.UDisks service.
In Slackware I saw in /var/log/messages:
Activating service name='org.freedesktop.UDisks' (using servicehelper)
Feb 18 17:46:43 slack dbus[1419]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.UDisks'
I don't have that log in lfs, so I can't check what it says. How to get that log? I use default sysvinit. Dbus is running, as shown in pstree.

Thunar shows the partitions in booth Arch and Slackware, so of course it should be possible in LFS too. I really like the new version of Thunar. By the way, I installed Thunar-1.6.2 instead of the version in blfs, but that version is working fine in Arch.
Old 02-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Solved. I had made a typo in the buildscript for GVFS, which created an empty package...
Now when GVFS is installed, it works just fine. (Nothing wrong with Thunar!)


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