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#1 2012-10-23 17:33:36

schwim
#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 603

Thunar no longer able to view partitions

Hi there folks!

I tried to mount my win partition today only to get the following error popup:

Failed to mount "Acer".
Authentication is required.

Which isn't, of course, or else I wouldn't be here with you fine folk! smile

I'm able to view the partitions in the two other linux distros on the computer without issue, it's only #! that I'm having the issue in.  I found this Arch bug report that discusses the lack of polkit-gnome, but I'm wary of following that thread because to be honest, a lot of the suggestions were followed by statements like "what you did is just plain wrong" big_smile

So, I would like to ask the crew in the know(that's you):  What might I need to do to fix this issue in #! with OB?

Thanks for your help!

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#2 2012-10-23 18:45:52

omns
#! wanderer
From: ~/
Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 5,131

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

Try the username Administrator and leave the password blank

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#3 2012-10-23 22:27:17

schwim
#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 603

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

I see that I started out misrepresenting the problem:

The partition seems to be already mounted and sitting on my shortcut pane on the left of thunar. It just won't let me access it.

That being said, it's never asking me for credentials when I click the shortcut.  It simply tells me I'm not authorised.   Where would I provide the login/pass?

Thanks for your help!

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#4 2012-10-23 23:31:11

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 11,938

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

Have you tried configuring the partition with disk-manager?


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#5 2012-10-24 00:40:19

schwim
#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 603

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

Heya sage,

I installed disk-manager and they were already listed.  I just hit some checkboxes and they show up in media/ now.   Oddly enough, as soon as they were accessible, the shortcuts disappeared smile

Thanks very much for your help!

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#6 2012-10-24 01:02:14

alfbar1
Member
Registered: 2011-12-04
Posts: 34

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

version #!0806  worked well, i clicked the partition and it asked password - my case was with partitions without settings during install- ,in the 2 last testing releases, it gives or 'daemon inhibited' or 'Authentication is required' and  in rootthunar no partitions visible, a step back, i was lazy to solved that, and as i began to use spacefm, now i use the options: mount as root or automount, and i forgot thunar. No a solution just my solution

Last edited by alfbar1 (2012-10-25 02:09:08)

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#7 2012-10-24 18:40:40

machinebacon
#! unstable
From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,619
Website

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

Hello,
this seems to be a policykit issue.

sudo geany /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks.policy 

then go to the section

  <action id="org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount">

and change

      <allow_active>auth_admin_keep</allow_active>

to

      <allow_active>yes</allow_active>

do the same in the section

  <action id="org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal">

Save and exit. This should be enough then smile

Edit: I should explain big_smile The changes here mean that the active user is allowed to mount external (first change) and internal (second change) drives without authentification. Of course we need the package udisks being installed, which is IIRC default in Waldorf.

Last edited by machinebacon (2012-10-24 18:42:32)

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#8 2012-10-24 18:58:30

jst_joe
#! Junkie
From: Here, There and After
Registered: 2012-07-03
Posts: 285

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

^Nice call MB!

<action id="org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount">

was yes

<action id="org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal">

wasn't.

Joe


A person who has a cat by the tail knows a whole lot more about cats than someone who has just read about them.
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#9 2012-10-27 15:30:21

JonGibbins
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From: East Yorkshire, UK
Registered: 2012-03-30
Posts: 28
Website

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

@ Machinebacon
Top banana with that! Thanks a bunch. smile


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#10 2012-10-27 15:39:30

sqlpython
#! Die Hard
From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 930

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

I also have had to change org.freedesktop.udisks.policy  regarding this and other Distros in the past.
As I continue to run Statler w/ Gigolo I did not encounter the problem.
However for some reason it does pop up from time to time Distro to Distro.
I always thought that the change was simply a Security choice on the part of the Developers.
Anyhow I keep a How to on board so I can find my way back when this issue occurs.
I suggest that those that beneifted Keep MB's solution for the Next time. As you will probably bump into this one again on some Distro.

Last edited by sqlpython (2012-10-27 15:41:20)


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#11 2013-01-16 13:19:17

mort
Member
From: Sutton Coldfield
Registered: 2012-08-18
Posts: 44

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

Cracking fix ... straight forward and no googling required ... love #!'s community smile

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#12 2013-07-28 14:26:16

ohm
New Member
Registered: 2013-07-28
Posts: 3

Re: Thunar no longer able to view partitions

After upgrading to sid I had to modify /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks2.policy file to make it work.

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