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Eject/unmount always gives "writing data to device" 13xfce

Postby RETNUH on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:13 am

I've always had this issue, but I'm just now getting tired enough of it do something about it :lol:

On my laptop when i put in my flash drive(or any other usb storage like my phone it seems) and choose either unmount or eject a window("xfce4-places-plugin") pops up saying that its writing data and not to unplug it, even if I haven't done anything to the flash drive. I click ok and it grays out the entry for that device, if I click cancel it is gone. Running Mint 13 XFCE.
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Re: Eject/unmount always gives "writing data to device" 13xf

Postby catweazel on Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:14 am

RETNUH wrote:XFCE.

Do you have other desktop environments installed by any chance?
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Re: Eject/unmount always gives "writing data to device" 13xf

Postby RETNUH on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:41 pm

Nope.
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Re: Eject/unmount always gives "writing data to device" 13xf

Postby bhilmers on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:05 pm

I have this same problem (mint 13 xfce 4.1). It is very annoying. Every time I eject a drive I get two warning dialogs. Is there a better way to eject a drive?

EDIT: This post speculates it might be a problem with XFCE. Another poster uses the terminal or diskutility to unmount without warnings/errors.

Another thread links to a script that emulates the missing "safely remove drive" option.

There appears to be an application called "ejecter" that unmounts drives, but I have not tried it and don't know if it will give the same errors.

And that's as far as I got.
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Re: Eject/unmount always gives "writing data to device" 13xf

Postby administrollaattori on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:21 pm

bhilmers wrote:I have this same problem (mint 13 xfce 4.1). It is very annoying. Every time I eject a drive I get two warning dialoges. Is there a better way to eject a drive?

Ejecter ?
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