minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

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minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby mt12345 » 2018-02-06 15:17

I installed pcmanfm, udev, udisks2, policykit, gvfs.
what do I need to do to see the drives in pcman's left pane?
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-06 17:01

Use an up-to-date, full featured file manager? Drives should be there, and if they're not, pcmanfm sucks.
Pro tip: Thunar does display drives and is just as light.
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby wizard10000 » 2018-02-06 17:10

pcmanfm will display your drives just fine but it won't do it automatically. You have to bookmark them and then they show up in the right pane.

I've tried to love thunar but back in my #! days it was buggy as hell and I still haven't forgiven it. Also, pcmanfm will do a split window and thunar won't. I needs my split window :)
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby mt12345 » 2018-02-06 17:49

gyus I've been using pcmanfm for 10+ years, it shows drives fine, doesnt need bookmarks.
this time however Im building debian from scratch and I missed something.
(thunar doesnt show drives either becuase it uses udisks2 to do that, just like pcman).
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby debiman » 2018-02-06 18:04

i agree.
you already eliminated pcmanfm itself through troubleshooting, and quite correctly: something else is missing.
i went through this process manually, but it was so long ago i don't remember what made it work in the end.
the packages you listed sound about right though.
the drives are not in /etc/fstab, are they?
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby mt12345 » 2018-02-06 18:48

no, not in fstab

before someone suggests spacefm or pmount or whatever:
I want to use pcmanfm.
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby debiman » 2018-02-07 17:41

^ that's all you got as a follow-up?
no troubleshooting, no additional info?

whatever.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Automount
have a good read.
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby mt12345 » 2018-02-07 18:14

why all debian/ubuntu users end up in arch/gentoo wiki.
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby debiman » 2018-02-07 18:45

archwiki is very good.
i tried to find the same info on debian wiki, but was unable to find it.
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Re: minimal install, pcmanfm internal and removable drives

Postby mt12345 » 2018-02-07 19:55

yes it is.
whenever I have a problem I google it and I usually find the solution in archwiki.
well, not this time.
I don't think I had to write udev rules to get pcman working when I was building system last time.
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