[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#500561: Bug#500561: Bug#500561: Bug#500561: thunar: Unmount problem with removable media

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Sep 30 05:17:28 UTC 2008

On lun, 2008-09-29 at 20:18 +0200, Kmarty wrote:
> 2008/9/29 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:
> > That's wrong. For an external hdd eject is not the same as umount.
> Well,
> > you umount a filesystem, and you eject a device. Ejecting an
> external hd
> > will power it down. And it's required in quite some cases.
> In my cases ejecting external hd will raise "Unknown error" and hd
> remaining mounted.

Which one is it on the lshal list you posted? I'd say it's a hal error
which marks the device as ejectable while it shouldn't, but as we have
noticed, there may be a problem is thunar is_ejectable().
> Eject is not same as Unmount, you have right. Eject should unmount all
> mounted partitions of media and when all this partitions are
> successfully unmounted, then it should try eject device. But this (all
> actions which should be to do on eject) is probably problem of
> exo-mount (exo-unmount, exo-eject).

The work is done by exo in the end.
> Thunar have problem that it offer only Eject instead of Unmount on
> media which does not support eject (they can be only unmounted).

As I said, Thunar relies on hal for that. If you have one identified
device which should not be ejected, for which hal doesn't try to eject
it and where Thunar only asks to eject, report a bug on thunar bugzilla
with all informations.

In other cases, I guess it requires a hal tuning.


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