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Old 06-12-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Arch Linux mount partitions from PCMANFM--mounting using GUI

I am a noob to Arch Linux. I've enjoyed installing Arch, I now have a partially working LXDE. What I want to do is mount my linux & FAT32 partitions from PCMANFM. I don't have any problem with the USB stick mounting.

I have gone through the various guides in Arch, but have found no solution. I have made changes to polkit to allow user to access internal devices.

I have compared Lubuntu policies and permissions set up in arch polkit and really don't see any difference. I am able to mount view read and write in Lubuntu from PCMANFM.

I've tried Thunar and even installed XFCE4 in Arch, and have the same problem. All I get in PCMAN FM when clicking on the partition icon is "not authorized to perform operation."

Just not able to mount from FM.

I am not getting any response from their forum.

Has anybody experienced this issue? Is there any solution?

Thank you.

Edit: can mount using the terminal
$sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
, and then going to PCMANFM going to / and /mnt and can read write from that partition.

Last edited by ubume2; 06-14-2012 at 12:29 PM.
Old 06-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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I don't auto mount anything except what is in fstab, I found these if they help
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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Thanks. I read those. I tried putting one of the partitions in fstab. It works, but not real comfortable with that.

I've decided manually mounting on terminal, and then using PCMAN is the best option.
Old 06-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Solved: Since I didn't entirely read the wiki for LXDE on ARCH, I missed the solution.


pacman -S polkit-gnome gvfs
mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
cp /etc/xdg/autostart/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop ~/.config/autostart
Thanks again.


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