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Postby taranisstl@gmail.com on Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:29 pm

I'm using 5.0 on two systems. On both, every time I put my usb flash drive in, it mounts and stays mounted until I
umount them manually.
Here is a snap of #mount for the same drive plugged in 4 times.

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/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk-1 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)
/dev/scd1 on /media/cdrom1 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=jason)
/dev/sdd1 on /media/disk-2 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)
/dev/sde1 on /media/disk-3 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)
/dev/sdf1 on /media/disk-4 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)


Is there a problem with umount.hal?

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2008-05-28 16:26 umount.hal -> /usr/sbin/umount.hal
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Re: usb mounting

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:34 pm

What behavior are you expecting?
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Re: usb mounting

Postby Taranisstl on Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:39 pm

I'm expecting the drive to un-mount when it is pulled out...
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Re: usb mounting

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:13 pm

Usually you want to manually unmount. If you just unplug a mounted drive, it can cause data damage. Is it listed to be mounted in your /etc/fstab file?
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Re: usb mounting

Postby Taranisstl on Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:11 pm

typically what I do with the thumb drives is right click on them and unmount them graphically ... it is just a little quicker than doing it via CLI. For some reason I can't do it on 5.0. No I don't have them in fstab.
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Re: usb mounting

Postby 67GTA on Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:07 pm

So after right clicking on the icon, and unmounting it, and unpluging the USB drive, it is still mounted? Are you sure it is mounted, or is the icon just still showing? If the device is still listed in /etc/mtab after doing all of that, then it is still mounted. If not, then it is just a bug in Nautilus, and not getting rid of the icon.
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Re: usb mounting

Postby Taranisstl on Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:59 pm

So it works fine now. I was having a problem with compiz eating up about 750MB of memory... i reinstalled all components of compiz and it fixed the memory problem, as well as the 'visual' mounting problem with the usb drive.

Note: I was using the standard compiz config that came with 5.0... I didn't upgrade the packages, just re-installed.
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