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Thunar, xfce4 and polkit-gnome

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I've spent 3 hours this morning trying to understand mount permissions in Thunar and, thus, how polkit controls user access.  I'm pleased to say it hasn't been a total waste of time because I have a much better understanding of what polkit does and why.However, in my investigations I have seen countless forum threads by people trying to fix their Thunar mount problems.  The simple answer to almost all of these threads is "install polkit-gnome and restart".Arch uses auth_admin_keep for internal mounting permissions - for that to work you MUST have a PolicyKit (HowTos)