After installing VLC player through
sudo snap install vlc --devmode
I start application and want to go and watch some movie that is on my NAS device and mounted as samba share at /mnt/DATA folder. But in open file dialog box /mnt folder is empty. I thought specifying --devmode enough to disable all snaps confinement. Is there some additional configuration necessary for snaps to have access to host machine directories?
System: Host: DzirT-LT Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.1 Distro: neon 16.04 xenial Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: XPS 15 9550 Mobo: Dell model: 0Y9N5X v: A07 Bios: Dell v: 1.6.1 date: 12/11/2017 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 2600 MHz 2: 2600 MHz 3: 2600 MHz 4: 2600 MHz 5: 2600 MHz 6: 2600 MHz 7: 2600 MHz 8: 2600 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.0-32-generic Network: Card: Broadcom BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC driver: brcmfmac IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 44:1c:a8:e2:f2:03 Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 39G used: 13G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 262 Uptime: 22 min Memory: 2091.7/15888.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
I see a lot of users marked my question as duplicate. I think it is not. So could someone explain me following, isn't specifying --devmode during install means remove all confinements from snap and have unlimited privileges? If I'm wrong in my expectation that it is duplicate, if not it is different case as in duplicated thread.