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I just setup a minimal installation of Arch , installed gvfs , thunar-volman.

But mounting disk requires password , this shouldn't happen.

How should I work it out ?

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The Arch Wiki has a section on the udev page that covers the many ways you can set up automounting.

With a minimal install (without a DE), you can use a udev rule—there are several examples included on the page—or udisks and one of the wrappers like udiskie, or something even simpler like ldm that requires no other tools.

My preference is for udiskie and the storage group.

Essentially, it is just a matter of starting udiskie in your .xinitrc and creating /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-udiskie.pkla:

 [Local Users]

Anyone in the storage group will now be able to mount and unmount devices.

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It worked , but with latest arch linux , use org.freedesktop.udisk2 instead – warl0ck Apr 27 '12 at 9:39
P.S: i just updated that wiki page on arch linux , thanks ! – warl0ck Apr 27 '12 at 9:54

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