unmount usb devices

Rick Miles frmrick at aapt.net.au
Sun Sep 6 01:48:11 BST 2009

On Sunday 06 September 2009 10:31:42 Duncan wrote:
> Rick Miles posted on Sun, 06 Sep 2009 09:54:35 +1000 as excerpted:
> > OK this seems to be working but I get a message saying it can't be
> > unmounted because one or more files are open. This I believe is a hal or
> > permission problem as I have nothing open.
> See the fuser manpage, particularly the -m option.  Here (Gentoo), fuser 
> is a part of the psmisc package, if you don't happen to have the command 
> available, but it's likely you do as psmisc is considered quite basic, 
> with apps often used by system shell scripts, etc.  (Naturally, run the 
> fuser command in a CLI, that is, command-line interface, such as konsole, 
> and either use the same to read manpages with the man <manpage> command,  
> or use the man: kioslave, typing man: into a dolphin or konqueror window.)
> fuser -m should let you know what's using the device, and let you kill it 
> if desired (assuming you have appropriate privs, that is, aren't trying 
> to kill a root process as your normal user or the like...).  Again, see 
> the manpage for the details.
Thanks, I use slack and its on board, I'll have a squiz later.

Rick Miles

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