[kde-linux] KDE +hal: "unable to eject" message with USB sticks

Rod Butcher rbutcher at hyenainternet.com
Thu Jul 12 07:59:47 UTC 2007

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 12 July 2007 06:01:08 Norberto Bensa wrote:
>> Jens Stroebel wrote:
>>> I'm using kde-3.5.7 here; after updating from a previous version to this
>>> one, I had to realize that an umount of USB sticks (via the dektop icon)
>>> nowadays spawns a window (and creating a glass-break-sound) and
>>> complains that it has successfully umounted but couldn't eject the USB
>>> stick.
>> Me too.
>> I'm using Gentoo.
>> Kubuntu on the other hand seems to handle this right, and it also has a
>> nice feature: it shows a progress bar showing how much time left to
>> umount/sync your usb stick.
> Is it possible that something is hanging on to the device?  Can you see any 
> possible cause in ksysguard?
I seem to remember Konqueror having a habit of hanging on to devices I 
had mounted and then accessed with it; I had to kill Konqueror to free them.
> Anne
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