PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Andrew Benton b3nt at
Sat Apr 8 08:22:38 PDT 2006

Jürg Billeter wrote:
> On Fre, 2006-04-07 at 17:22 -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> I understand everything you're saying. However, Andy says this all
>> works without D-Bus/HAL installed.
> I thought he just didn't compile gnome-vfs with HAL support, that's
> indeed not necessary for automounting. As previously written,
> gnome-volume-manager is the gnome automounter, not gnome-vfs, and
> gnome-volume-manager has an unconditional dependency on HAL.

gnome-volume-manager is not needed for Nautilus to be able to automount 
removable media like floppy disks, CD's or flash memory. I don't install 
gnome-volume-manager. It works fine without it. Install FAM or Gamin 
before you install gnome-vfs, then it `just works'.


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