[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#738108: thunar: Clicking the "Eject" symbol beside a removeable drive mounts it so it fails!

David Z unimportantdavidz at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 19:16:33 UTC 2014

Package: thunar
Version: 1.2.3-4+b1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

With a removeable disk mounted, after using it as I like, I click the small
"Eject" icon to the right of the disk in Thunar. This "selects" the disk and
attempts to mount and display its contents, which obviously prevents it from
being ejected!

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

If I go to a neutral location in Thunar, say, my home directory, then RIGHT-
click the removeable disk and select "Eject volume," it seems to fare better,
as it does not attempt to display its contents. However, even that fails much
of the time, saying the disk is busy (but I imagine that's a separate issue).

Opening the gnome-disk-utility, selecting the removeable disk, then its mounted
volume, then clicking "Unmount," then clicking "Power down device for safe
removal" seems to work consistently - I wish that thunar's "eject" button
followed a similar sequence. At other times I have had some success unmounting
a removeable disk that refused to unmount by using the "sync" command in the
terminal, so perhaps a that is a relevant step to add to the sequence.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.3
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages thunar depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils  0.20-0.1
ii  exo-utils           0.6.2-5
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-38
ii  libcairo2           1.12.2-3
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.6.8-1+deb7u1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.100.2-1
ii  libexo-1-0          0.6.2-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libgudev-1.0-0      175-7.2
ii  libice6             2:1.0.8-2
ii  libnotify4          0.7.5-1
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libsm6              2:1.2.1-2
ii  libthunarx-2-0      1.2.3-4+b1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0      4.8.1-1
ii  libxfce4util4       4.8.2-1
ii  shared-mime-info    1.0-1+b1
ii  thunar-data         1.2.3-4

Versions of packages thunar recommends:
ii  dbus-x11        1.6.8-1+deb7u1
ii  gvfs            1.12.3-4
ii  libfontconfig1  2.9.0-7.1
ii  libfreetype6    2.4.9-1.1
ii  thunar-volman   0.6.1-1
ii  tumbler         0.1.25-1+b1
ii  xdg-user-dirs   0.14-1
ii  xfce4-panel     4.8.6-4

Versions of packages thunar suggests:
ii  thunar-archive-plugin     0.3.0-4
ii  thunar-media-tags-plugin  0.2.0-1

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