Mounting volumes through the command line

László Monda laci at
Wed Apr 4 07:48:22 PDT 2012

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Chris Kühl <blixtra at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Yury G.  Kudryashov
> <urkud.urkud at> wrote:
>> László Monda wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 3:34 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
>>>> On domingo, 1 de abril de 2012 00.12.32, László Monda wrote:
>>>>> Hi List,
>>>>> There's a second HDD in my laptop which is fully encrypted.  I saved
>>>>> its password and I can easily mount it by simply clicking on its label
>>>>> in Nautilus.  I'd like to automatically get this HDD mounted upon
>>>>> logging into Gnome.
>>>>> I'm sure that it's possible somehow, either through D-Bus or by
>>>>> calling Nautilus with some arguments.  D-Bus may be more beneficial
>>>>> because it wouldn't involve any windows popping up.
>>>>> Please help or direct me to somewhere where somebody can answer my
>>>>> question.
>>>> Please ask in a Nautilus mailing list what you must do to accomplish that
>>>> goal. Once you know which call you must make (service, object, interface,
>>>> method and parameters to send), we can help you craft the call in a
>>>> script or in your program.
>>> I've already asked them on their mailing list, will try another
>>> channel this time.  Thanks!
>> You can try to introspect org.freedesktop.UDisks system service. I use
>> qdbus/qdbusviewer for this but you can try gdbus as well.
>> BTW, is there any gtk+ GUI for d-bus introspection and invoking methods
>> (like qdbusviewer)?
> Yes, it's called D-Feet.

It's an excellent tool!  Is there any way to dump the actual D-Bus
calls live?  That way it'd be a no-brainer to see which call Nautilus
is using.

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