simple GUI tool for disks mounting
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TinyMount is a little GUI tool for mount/unmount devices, using UDisks.

TinyMount is inspired by internal KDE mounter, but has no dependencies on KDE libs (but it Qt based, sorry) and can be used with lightweight window managers like awesome, *boxes, etc. with internal tray support, or with separate tray applications (like stalonetray) if your manager doesn't support tray.

Main features are:

  • Tray icon with menu to see currently connected devices.
  • Notifications about connected/disconnected devices.
  • Mounting/unmounting by one click.
  • Automatic mounting.


TinyMount is quite simple to use. When it launched there is an icon in your tray. Right click on the icon opens menu with the devices list. Click on already mounted device performs device unmounting. If the device is not mounted click on it to mount.

If you need to define icon theme for the program use --iconTheme command line parameter.

Other settings stored in ~/.config/tinymount/tinymount.conf file, but also can be defined from settings dialog.


Gentoo Linux.

Since version 0.2.4 tinymount is available in gentoo portage tree. So, can install it using emerge tinymount.

USE flags:

  • libnotify - turns libnotify support on/off.


Use deb files attached to the TinyMount page. If you need to build latest version, or use TinyMount on other architectures, you can use code from branch debian, which contains debian folder. Use dpkg-buildpackage to build deb package.

Other distributives / Building from source

TinyMount uses qmake, so the building procedure is quite simple:

  1. qmake
  2. make
  3. make install

By default TinyMount is installed to /usr/local/bin. If you need to change a location pass PREFIX parameter to qmake call (e.g. qmake PREFIX=/bin to install in /usr/bin).

If you want to enable libnotify support run qmake with CONFIG+=with_libnotify parameter.


Tinymount itself doesn't perform any low level operations, it just uses UDisks DBus API for disk management. So if UDisk works fine, everything should work. You can try to mount/unmount disks using udisks command line tool, e.g:

udisks --mount /dev/sdb1 udisks --unmount /dev/sdb1

The common problem is that the ConsoleKit does not work. You have to ensure that the console-kit-daemon is running and the ConsoleKit session is started. Use ck-list-sessions to list current sessions. If you using display managers check, if it supports ConsoleKit and compiled with ConsoleKit support. If your display manager does not have ConsoleKit support or you are using startx script you should start ConsoleKit session manually. For example launch your window mananger from .xinitrc this way:

exec ck-launch-session openbox-session