#87 change mount/umount command


I'm using ivman to mount devices automatically. It uses the pmount/pumount command.

When I'm trying to mount/umount devices using the buttons in xfe I'm getting an error because the user is not allowed to use the mount/umount command but must use pmount/pumount.

I'd like to be able to change the command for the mount/umount button to pmount/pumount when I'm using xfe as user.


  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2008-06-05

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    Yes, it could be an option...
    I'll add this to my TODO list.
    Thanks for the idea,

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I second this option

  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2009-06-11

    I don't know what system you use, but on my Debian Lenny box, I can unmount a removable disk as a simple user under Xfe. I can do this by right clicking on the folder name (which however has not a device icon) and selecting umount.
    However, I noticed that pmount/pumount is installed on my system. So perhaps is it automagically used instead of mount/umount?

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Most desktop environments have their own handling for mounting pluggable USB devices.
    I was using ivman because I think automounting should be handled on system level and not DE level (since I'm often trying out new DEs).
    Ivman was discontinued, I'm now using halevt instead. I don't know if it still uses pmount/pumount though. I'll check this.

  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2016-07-28
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  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2016-07-28

    In Xfe 1.42, there is now the possibility to enter custom mount / unmount commands in the Preferences / Program dialog.


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