I'm running Debian Etch with
and when I insert a USB drive, no icon for it appears on the desktop or Thunar sidebar. It is reported in /var/log/messages as sdg1, and I can use pmount /dev/sdg1 to mount it. I noticed that hald-addon-storage doesn't seem to be polling sdg and suspect this might have something to do with it, but I'm not sure how to fix the problem.
ben@iserben390:~$ ps ax|grep hald
5548 ? Ss 0:01 /usr/sbin/hald
5549 ? S 0:00 hald-runner
5555 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
5559 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event1
5573 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sdf
5575 ? D 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sde
5577 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sdd
5579 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sdc
5581 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hdb
5583 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hda
7357 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep hald
Put whose two lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list and you will get a real 4.4 version of Xfce and more packages to chose from.
Take all packages but libexo from unstable. And install libexo from experimental. That version has support for Thunar Volume Manager that automount devices.
That was the case a couple of weeks ago it's possible that libexo in unstale has support for Thunar Volume Manager now. Let us now if you try that version.
I did that and upgraded all packages (using Synaptic) and also installed thunar-volman. Now, the icon appears on the desktop and in Thunar. However, when I click on it I get this:
exo-mount: Cannot mount by HAL device UDI, because HAL support was disabled for this build
I have tried doing
apt-get -t experimental install libexo-0.3-0
(this is the only libexo package I can find), but it tells me it is already the newest version.
dpkg -l libexo-0.3-0
ii libexo-0.3-0 0.3.2-1 Library with extensions for Xfce
Is there a newer version that I'm not getting for some reason?
Then I installed from experimental I got version 0.3.2-2
Are you sure you didn't got the version from Debian's experimental repository???
I don't think so - here is my sources.list:
When I point my browser to http://debian.corsac.net/experimental/, I only see powerpc packages - maybe this has something to do with it?
Ask about it at the irc channel #debian-xfce@freenode They answer faster than me and I don't know that they have done with 0.3.2-2 for x86.
I just compiled exo-0.3.2 from source and it works now. Thanks for the advice.