xfdesktop network shares not visible on desktop

Bug #1284914 reported by ToZ on 2014-02-26
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfdesktop
Confirmed
Medium
xfdesktop4 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1
With the inclusion of the option to view Network Shares on the desktop (Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Icons) unfortunately, network shares do not show up on the desktop regardless of whether they are mounted through thunar, gigolo, or manually (mount or autofs).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xfdesktop4 4.11.3-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-12.32-generic 3.13.4
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Tue Feb 25 20:16:35 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-26 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha i386 (20140225)
SourcePackage: xfdesktop4
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

ToZ (toz) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1284914

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xfdesktop4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/Xfce. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

In , ToZ (toz) wrote :

With the inclusion of the option to view Network Shares on the desktop (Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Icons) unfortunately, network shares do not show up on the desktop regardless of whether they are mounted through thunar, gigolo, or manually (mount or autofs).

ToZ (toz) wrote :
ToZ (toz) wrote :

Lets call it a "bug" report instead.

It's a non-ideal default configuration.

Changed in xfdesktop4 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Which kind of network shares?

ToZ (toz) wrote :

In my case, I tested cifs (samba) shares.

The GIO API docs say: "The GVolume interface represents user-visible objects that can be mounted." These shares that don't show up, can you mount/unmount them as a user?

Showing all the network shares will require a rewrite of this feature since GIO doesn't expose all the network shares as a GVolume.

In , ToZ (toz) wrote :

On my system (Xubuntu 14.04), mount/autofs require root privileges. Gigolo uses GIO/GVfs, so yes, they can be mounted by user. I believe thunar also uses gvfs.

Manually mounting using gvfs-mount (userspace) also does not show icon on the desktop.

Under which conditions would a network share show up on the desktop?

Changed in xfdesktop:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed

*** Bug 10834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

*** Bug 11755 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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