Introduction to gnome-volume-manager
The gnome-volume-manager package
contains a volume manager for GNOME. It is a desktop-level daemon
that enforces volume-related policy in response to events received
from HAL. This is useful for
automatic mounting of floppy diskettes, CDROMs and removable
storage devices. It can also be used to automatically run a program
in response to other hotplug events such as plugging in USB
printers or cameras, or inserting DVDs and music CDs. The goal of
gnome-volume-manager is to
implement all functionality as a state-machine in response to
asynchronous events from HAL. It
is one component in a larger plan to fully integrate all levels of
the Linux system, from the kernel on up through the desktop and its
libgnomeui-2.18.1 and HAL-0.5.9.1
intltool-0.35.5, Nautilus-2.18.3, and
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gnome-volume-manager
Installation of gnome-volume-manager
Install gnome-volume-manager by
running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter
instead of with
ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation
environment and the package will be installed in the correct
parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in
/etc/gnome/2.18.3 instead of
$GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if
applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.
Without this parameter, gnome-volume-manager will only allow the user
who is at the active console to manage volumes. This is determined
through the Linux-PAM-0.99.10.0 module pam_console.
If your system is configured to use pam_console,
you can drop this parameter.
Proper operation of this package is dependant upon the
hald daemon running
on the system. Ensure the hald daemon is running before
attempting to start or configure gnome-volume-manager.
Configuration is accomplished using the “Removable Drives and Media” graphical
interface found on the “Desktop”—“Preferences” drop-down menu. You can also
run the gnome-volume-properties command
from the command line to bring up the configuration interface.
Note that the gnome-volume-manager daemon
program should be started when your GNOME desktop environment is
started. This should be automatically configured during the
installation of gnome-volume-manager.
The “Disk Mounter” applet
can be installed in the control panel for visual display status
of removable media. Installing this applet in the panel is
accomplished using conventional methods.
is the manager daemon, designed to be run at the desktop
level. It is a simple policy engine that implements a
state machine in response to events from HAL. Responding to these events, it
implements automount, autorun, autoplay, automatic photo
management, and so on.
is a control panel applet for gnome-volume-manager. It is also
provides a graphical configuration interface.
Last updated on 2007-07-25 17:49:11 -0500