mounting removable media - multiple users

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otlichnik73
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mounting removable media - multiple users

Post by otlichnik73 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:11 am

Hi there, everyone! A question form an absolute Linux newbie...
My scenario:
* Linux Mint XFCE on a PC in an office, four separate users
* Removable Media (a digital camera) is used by all users; all need to copy pictures from it to PC
Problem:
* camera was used once by user1, successfully. I suspect user1 did not unmount it after use, just unplugged
* user2 could not get camers to mount, getting meesage "operation already pending"
* user 1 attempted to mount again, unseccessully, same message
* now, no user can mount
Help?... :(

gm10
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Re: mounting removable media - multiple users

Post by gm10 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:39 am

USB devices should unmount automatically when unplugged, so I'm thinking this might be an Xfce issue (which I wouldn't know anything about since I'm not using it). Please state what version of Mint Xfce you are using.

To check whether the camera was unmounted correctly, see if - without the camera plugged in - this produces any output:

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mount | grep udisks2

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