Bad situation with HAL and xfce-4.4.0

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sun Mar 11 22:54:59 PDT 2007

Dan Nicholson wrote:

> We used to have example configuration for HAL to allow passing more
> mount options to VFAT (maybe NTFS, too). Does that solve this issue?
> AFAIK, it's still applicable in hal- and is just commented in
> the book.

The configuration example no longer works, and I see no way to fix it so 
that it begins to work in XFCE. I  already tried suggestions on the web for 
KDE, but, after reading the code, it seems that the mounting application has 
to process the volume.policy.mount_option.* and 
storage.policy.default.mount_option.* namespaces by itself, which XFCE 
doesn't do. (in Russian) 
seems to support this theory, and the thread mentions problems with GNOME 
(don't try their patch - they are hard-coding the iocharset parameter into HAL).

Alexander E. Patrakov

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