KDE 4, Xfce 4 and Gvfs
4 depends on Gvfs-1.12.3-x86_64-3.sfs.
Won't even start without it! Udisks2-2.0.1-x86_64-1.sfs
is also recommended with Xfce. Both are available at the SFS
downloads page, and included with the LH64 Mariner ISO.
KDE 4 also needs
the same Gvfs. KDE 4 will start without it, but gives several
error messages. Udisks2 is included with KDE 4. In order for the KDE
Burner, K3b to recognize and use a suitable CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive, Gvfs or another
Glib2 vfs manager must be installed, followed by a reboot.
Gvfs-1.12.3-x86_64-3.sfs has all
that is needed for K3b in KDE 4.
Gvfs is not needed for Pburn,
only for K3b and other apps that rely on GIO/gvfs.
(GNOME Virtual Filespace)
is a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the i/o
abstractions of GIO in Glib2. This package has several modules that are
automatically used by applications using libgio, allowing access to local
drives under 'Places'
in some file managers and Gtk File -> Open dialogs.
Gvfs is not included in the base
ISO or the KDE SFS because it seems to
have some overhead, (I've observed ~50-100 more processes when gvfs is
Gvfs-1.12.3-x86_64-3.sfs includes the following packages:
python-2.7.3-x86_64-2, pycairo, gdbm,
dbus-python, pygtk, pygobject
What if I want to try Gvfs without the KDE SFS?
to install both the above Gvfs SFS and Udisks2
SFS, then reboot. Udisks was previously named DeviceKit.
the following packages:
What happened to HAL?
Gvfs and udisks, along with udev
kernel support is an effective
replacement for HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). I read that HAL is no
longer being maintained.