I am setting up arch with xfce4.
Xfce4 is working ok.
Tried to install autofs/automount.
Followed the instructions on the wiki to the letter!
Have come up, however, with a weird problem.
None of the /media directories come up in xffm (cdrom, floppy or usbstick) whether as root or normal user.
They come up fine in a terminal (either as root or user) but not in xffm.
They only come up in xffm if I am currently at the same directory in a terminal window.
This is independent of whether xffm is run as root or normal user.
Seems very weird to a newbie to arch.
Can anyone tell me what is going on?
I can' thelp you there but what I use is ivman. I tell it to start whenever I startx because it not working as root for some reason :-/
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
It appears that autofs only works properly with the command line and not graphical file managers.
I tried loading and using nautilus as well but got exactly the same behaviour.
automount only works in a graphical environment after the removable media has been recognised from the command line.
This might just be a problem with the xfce winodw manager.
Has anybody got automount working directly from a graphical file manager?
Try something like ivman + hal + dbus.
Thanks for the tip.
ivman looks good.
I think i will try and install and configure it
Is there a good wiki/help page regarding step by step installation and configuration?
Just install them, and take the .default off the default configs in /etc/ivman/.