File manager -> Devices -> directory not valid

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Devuan
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File manager -> Devices -> directory not valid

Post by Devuan »

Hello:

On my Devuan Beowulf installation with XFCE4 and a backported kernel ...

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groucho@devuan:~$ uname -a
Linux devuan 5.10.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.13-1~bpo10+1 (2021-02-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux
groucho@devuan:~$
... when I open the filemanager (PCManFM 1.3.1) and go to the Devices folder, I can see all my drives.

But when I click on any of them I get this:
Error
The specified directory 'computer:///
Hitachi%HTS543216L9SA00.drive' is not valid

The taskbar for this example reads: computer:/Hitachi HTS543216L9SA00: 160 GB Volume
I think there is something wrong here but I can't find what it could be.

Note: when inserting a CD/DVD in the onboard CD/DVD unit, it shows up under 'Devices' and I can read the disk by clicking on it with no issues.

Any ideas as to why this happens or how to troubleshoot it?

Thanks in advance,

A.
Rex Bouwense
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Re: File manager -> Devices -> directory not valid

Post by Rex Bouwense »

Welcome. You have probably asked your question in the wrong forum since Devuan Beowulf installs with Xfce and not lxde. There are alternatives where you might get a response. The Devuan Beowulf forum: https://dev1galaxy.org/ or their IRC channel #devuan on libera.chat
Rex
Devuan
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Re: File manager -> Devices -> directory not valid

Post by Devuan »

Hello:
Rex Bouwense wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:01 pm Welcome.
Thank you. 8^)
Rex Bouwense wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:01 pm ... probably asked your question in the wrong forum ...
Beowulf installs with Xfce ...
Hmmm ....
I don't think so.
Yes, Beowulf installs with Xfce, which is installed in my system:

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groucho@devuan:~$ apt list | grep installed | grep xfce
gtk2-engines-xfce/oldstable,now 3.2.0-4 amd64 [installed]
gtk3-engines-xfce/oldstable,now 3.2.0-4 amd64 [installed]
libxfce4panel-2.0-4/oldstable,now 4.12.2-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libxfce4ui-1-0/oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libxfce4ui-2-0/oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libxfce4ui-common/oldstable,oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 all [installed,automatic]
libxfce4ui-utils/oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 amd64 [installed]
libxfce4util-bin/oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libxfce4util-common/oldstable,oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 all [installed,automatic]
libxfce4util-dev/oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 amd64 [installed]
libxfce4util7/oldstable,now 4.12.1-3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libxfcegui4-4/now 4.10.0-3+b1 amd64 [installed,local]
libxfcegui4-dev/now 4.10.0-3+b1 amd64 [installed,local]
xfce4-appfinder/oldstable,now 4.12.0-2 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-clipman-plugin/oldstable,now 2:1.4.3-1 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-clipman/oldstable,now 2:1.4.3-1 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-datetime-plugin/oldstable,now 0.7.0-2 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-indicator-plugin/oldstable,now 2.3.4-2 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-notifyd/oldstable,now 0.4.3-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
xfce4-panel/oldstable,now 4.12.2-1 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-screenshooter/oldstable,now 1.9.3-1 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-session/oldstable,now 4.12.1-6+devuan2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
xfce4-settings/oldstable,now 4.12.4-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
xfce4-terminal/oldstable,now 0.8.7.4-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
xfce4-timer-plugin/oldstable,now 1.7.0-1 amd64 [installed]
xfce4-xkb-plugin/oldstable,now 1:0.8.1-2 amd64 [installed]
groucho@devuan:~$ 
But although I use Devuan Beowulf with Xfce, my File Manager of choice is PCManFM, which is installed and working:

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groucho@devuan:~$ apt list | grep installed | grep pcman
pcmanfm/oldstable,now 1.3.1-1 amd64 [installed]
groucho@devuan:~$ 
So, any idea as to my OP?

Thanks in advance,

D.

Note: I'm almost sure that I posted this already, maybe it was very late and I did not hit 'Submit'.
Devuan
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Re: File manager -> Devices -> directory not valid

Post by Devuan »

Hello:
Devuan wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:06 pm So, any idea as to my OP?
Found out what was happening.

Problem:
Opening PCManFM and going to Devices reveals all the devices presently in the system.
Clicking on a device, if unmounted, opens a pop-up:
Error
The specified directory 'computer:///
Hitachi%HTS543216L9SA00.drive' is not valid
But this is not true.
The specified directory is valid.
If the drive is mounted, the error message does not appear and its entire content is shown and accessible.

Expected behaviour:
Opening PCManFM, going to Devices and clicking on an unmounted device should open a pop-up asking for the proper credentials or at the very least a pop-up indicating that the user is not allowed to mount the device, if credentials are needed (of course).

I've posted a bug report here: https://sourceforge.net/p/pcmanfm/bugs/1129/

Best,

D.
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