Please correct me if I'm wrong: For working on my computer, with a GNU/Linux Distribution named Debian, I know two ways to enter a command, start an application, open a file, etc.:
- a Command Line Interface where I enter text
- a Graphical User Interface [a.k.a GUI]: an interface which provides "windows", symbols etc.
There is something going by the name "Window Manager". As I use GNU/Linux, I do work on the X-Window System [as far as I know].
Situation: I disabled automount in
/etc/fstab for USB Sticks [e.g.
/dev/sdb1]. Mounting requires to be
root, or at least a
sudo entry on the command line but not in a window manager (!).
I do not mean
automount, I mean "clicking on the symbol" in a window manager opens the device on the GUI without any questions, where on the CLI one must be root.
Question: How does mounting in a GUI work "under the hood"? Is there a
configfile for window managers in general or does one have to set this individually?
I do understand and use
mount command, I think to understand how to read and configure
/etc/fstab and know where to look what the entries there and in