After a recent reinstall of Arch, USB drives are not mounting automatically. On my previous install on this machine, an X201i Thinkpad, this worked out of the box.
I installed and did the configuration for autofs and saw no results. Then i noticed that Thunar is supposed to have automounting options built in. I checked all the tik boxes i could find in the menu for automounting, but still no automount.
I have been able to manually mount USB sticks. The 3 in 1 card reader (realtek RTS5159) does show up with lsusb but not fdisk -l, a dmesg with a grep for sd* instances, nor blkid -o list -c /dev/null.
Where do i look for automounting clues? How do i make the card reader into a device i can mount?
Last edited by Don Coyote (2013-03-28 15:26:43)
Had you read Thunar wiki?
I don't know if it can help you, but here it goes:
Thunar has it built in? I thought you needed to use something life gvfs for that... though it has been a long time since I have used thunar.
Edit: Nevermind, after reading the wiki page (as the OP should have done before asking here), I see that gvfs is only recommended to mount samba shares. Otherwise regular automounting uses thunar-volman.
Last edited by WonderWoofy (2013-03-27 22:29:46)
have you got "polkit-gnome" installed?
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Sorry, i'd been looking into some other stuff since i tried Thunar and forgot to mention that i had indeed installed thunar-volman before trying to automount and it did not work. However i now installed gvfs and that fixed it for USB drives. I did read a wiki on Thunar and automounting but must have really been out of it to miss the gvfs part there.
I can also now see the 3in1 card reader as sdbx and manually mount it, but the card reader is not automounting. I do not have polkit-gnome installed. Could polkit have anything to do with this? It does not seem like a permissions issue to me...