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Bug 555067 - Drivemount with GIO backend doesn't show cifs entries from fstab
Drivemount with GIO backend doesn't show cifs entries from fstab
Product: gnome-applets
Classification: Other
Component: Disk Mounter (drivemount)
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-applets Maintainers
gnome-applets Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-10-05 08:50 UTC by gbil
Modified: 2020-11-06 19:56 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.23/2.24

Description gbil 2008-10-05 08:50:23 UTC

After updating to FC10 and gnome 2.24, gnome-applets 2.24, drive mount no longer displays cifs entries from fstab.


This is probably due to moving from GVFS to GIO backend 

According to this: the relevant plugin is needed but it is already installed 

Here is a sample entry from fstab:

//	/media/DS-Public	cifs users,nounix,user=XXXX,pass=YYYY,noauto  0 0

Please note that this also occurs in nautilus (cifs entries dont' appear) after moving to GIO backend in version 2.22.
Comment 1 Callum McKenzie 2008-10-17 03:16:07 UTC
I've finally gotten onto a network with SMB servers and I can confirm that cifs mounts in /etc/fstab aren't listed by the drivemount applet. No idea about the cause yet.
Comment 2 Tim Cole 2008-11-11 14:13:00 UTC
I can also confirm. gnome-applets 2.24 does not display cifs/smbfs/nfs user mounts.

Also note, If the mount point is inside /media, they will only be displayed in the applet *after* being manually mounted. Once mounted manually, an icon is displayed. Once unmounted the icon is removed again.

This defeats the purpose of having a disk mount applet if they must be mounted manually.

Also, for reference, other users with the same issue.
Comment 3 Lupine 2008-11-20 02:38:10 UTC
Confirmed this is happening for NFS shares on Ubuntu 8.10
Comment 4 gbil 2009-01-25 15:53:29 UTC
Well it's been over 3 months since I reported this bug and it's worrying that the cause of it hasn't been found yet.

Just to mention that this bug in drivemount is more general since it affects nautilus also since ver. 2.22 . 

Any ideas?

Comment 5 Paula 2009-05-12 16:56:33 UTC
Same problem with Disk Mounter 2.26.1 and NFS shares in fstab on Ubuntu 9.04
Comment 6 André Klapper 2020-11-06 19:56:52 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all old bug reports in Bugzilla which have not seen updates for many years.

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