Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238668
empty warning/error window pops up after trying to dismount a USB flashdrive
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:31:14 EST
Description of problem:
A pop-up occurs without any useful information after trying to dismount
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q nautilus
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to dismount a USB flashdrive using the right-click menu inside Nautilus,
while something else is using that drive as their current working directory
(e.g. a gnome-terminal).
2. Click away the sensible error message telling you that it can't unmount the
volume, because something else is still using it.
3. A few moments after that message goes away, a blank one appears. You have no
idea what you're okaying.
Not to get an anonymous pop-up information asking you to okay something it
doesn't tell you what (you could be okaying deleting files, for all you know).
It first appeared for an unknown reason. I didn't associate it with what I'd
just done, at first, because of a delay, and I was doing other things at the time.
Created attachment 153919 [details]
screen grab of the message
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I thought I'd closed this bugzilla entry, as the problem hasn't recurred when I
moved up to Fedora 7. I'm not even sure whether the problem went away on FC6
with one of the updates since I made the report, I can't remember. I didn't
think there'd be any more updates for FC6, by now.
Thank you for the bug report. Closing bug as per comment #3.