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

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 12 11:34:13 UTC 2007

On Thursday 12 July 2007 12:11:10 Sascha Hlusiak wrote:
> Rod Butcher wrote:
> > 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.
> I get the message of the OP too. It tells me that unmounting was
> successful but can't eject the device. When unmounting a CD it works
> because it can eject the device, but not with usb sticks or external usb
> harddrives. The unmounting IS successful, so nothing is blocking. dmesg
> does not show anything.
> This is not a system error, it's just an annoying message. I know myself
> that usb sticks cannot be ejected. :-(

<slaps head>  Time I learned to read.  Of course.


Registered Linux User No.293302 (http://counter.li.org/)
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