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Using USB sticks in FreeBSD

I have a number of questions regarding using usb sticks on xfce and freebsd.
1- Does the thunar volume manager (xfce plugin) actually provide a means to automount usb sticks? I have set all possible options in the volume manager, but have not had any automount yet.
2- Is there any utility on freebsd to measure mean time between failure, or expected time to failure?
3- Is it possible (apart from being undesirable for security and performance reasons) to define a usb stick as a network disc, whereby it defines itself as network disc regardless of where it is plugged in?

Thanks in advance
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flipflop - draws a grid of 3D squares that change positions SYNOPSIS
flipflop [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-count number | -free number] [-size number] [-size-x number] [-size-y number] [-spin number] [-mode sticks | tiles] [-delay number] [-wireframe] [-fps] [-texture] DESCRIPTION
Flipflop draws a grid of 3D colored tiles that change positions with each other. OPTIONS
-visual visual Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual. -window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default. -root Draw on the root window. -count number Number of tiles on the board. A value of "0" means "default". The default number of tiles depends on the size of the board and the mode: 95% of total tiles for "tiles" mode and 80% of total sticks for "sticks" mode (e.g. 76 tiles or 64 sticks for a 9x9 board). -free number Number of tiles missing from the board. See -count. -size number Number of tiles on each side of the board. Takes precedence over -size-x and -size-y. Default: 9. -size-x number Width (in tiles) of the board. Default: 9. -size-y number Length (in tiles) of the board. Default: 9. -spin number Angular velocity for the rotation of the board. -mode sticks Draw hopping sticks instead of flipping tiles. -mode tiles Draw flipping tiles. This is the default. -delay number Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 20000 (0.02 seconds.). -fps | -no-fps Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count. -wireframe Only draw outlines. -texture | -no-texture Whether to texture the tiles with a screen grab or an image. ENVIRONMENT
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number. XENVIRONMENT to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property. SEE ALSO
X(1), xscreensaver(1) COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2003 by Kevin Ogden. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any pur- pose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur- pose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. AUTHOR
Kevin Ogden <>. Some additional code by Sergio Gutierrez <>. X Version 11 5.15 (28-Sep-2011) flipflop(6x)