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Old 10-26-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Auto-Mount External USB Drive.

I'm running Slackware 14 and use xfce for a desktop. I have a external USB hard drive that has my Thunderbird config files, etc. on it.

The drive shows up just fine but I need to mount it before I open Thunderbird or I get an error. Being a slow learner, I would like this drive to get mounted when I log in.

xfce has a setting to auto-mount drives when they are plugged in, but this drive is generally already plugged in on boot and XFCE ignores it. I tried running a script using undrive which mounted it on /media instead of the volatile /run/user/media directory and then would not let me unmount it as a user from xfce.

Any suggestions
Old 10-28-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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You could run Thunar as a daemon at launch or install udiskie. Then add into your ~user/.xinitrc so it launches at boot.

thunar --daemon &

# & or

udiskie &
Old 10-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Thanks. I give that a try.


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