Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gigolo - It Mounts What It's Told To

Gigolo is a frontend to easily manage connections to remote filesystems using GIO/GVfs. It allows you to quickly connect/mount a remote filesystem and manage bookmarks of those filesystems.

To install Gigolo
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install gigolo gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-fuse

Then add your self or any desired users to the fuse group
- replace username with the desired username
In a terminal type:
sudo gpasswd -a username fuse

To set Thunar to open folders by gvfs-open
In a terminal type:
nano ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
- you can replace nano with mousepad if desired
- add this to the bottom of the file:

If you want to use Gigolo to mount Samba/Windows shares
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install samba smbfs fusesmb

Configure Samba and reboot for the changes to take effect.

If you need help configuring Samba

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