Bug 494954 - Dolphin does not eject USB flash drive
Dolphin does not eject USB flash drive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-08 15:45 EDT by Sergei LITVINENKO
Modified: 2010-06-28 07:45 EDT (History)
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Description Sergei LITVINENKO 2009-04-08 15:45:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Dolphin have option some like "safely remove device” (sorry, I have russian locale and can not see how it is named exactly) for USB drive, but it umount volume only (not eject device).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect USB drive. (/dev/sdd device is created)
2. Open USB device volume in dolphin (/dev/sdd1 is mounted)
3. RightClick on USB volume in dolphin
4. Choice "safely remove device". As result, volume is umounted, but not ejected.
5. Click on USB storage device icon again. Device is mounted.
6. Close dolphin
6. Go to the console or terminal
7. run `eject /dev/sdd`
8. Device is ejected and is not accessible in system - OK to remove.

Actual results:
After "safely remove device" USB storage device is umounted, but is not ejected.

Expected results:
After "safely remove device" USB storage device is umounted and is ejected.

Additional info:
As I know, the same problem there is in Fedora-10 too.
Umount option is very usefull, but eject is more important, as umount.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2009-04-08 16:27:59 EDT
Umm.. curious... how do expect a computer to eject a usb flash drive?
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2009-04-08 16:28:31 EDT
I mention this, because in some cases, for removable media, that makes sense, like cd's or dvd's.
Comment 3 Sergei LITVINENKO 2009-04-09 13:47:16 EDT
There are recommended steps to unplug USB storage devices.


I always follow the manufacturer's manual or specification whenever it make sense and possible because I know electronic devices are fragile, rigid and obtuse if you don't use them as the way they are designed
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2009-04-09 14:05:23 EDT
afaict, usb flash drives and usb hard drives are very different things.

For the latter, it makes a lot of sense.  

IMO, this is something that needs to be handled at a lower level though, like hal or DeviceKit.
Comment 5 Steven M. Parrish 2009-05-26 14:30:32 EDT
Going to reassign this to DeviceKit.
Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2009-05-26 15:11:19 EDT
KDE/Solid/Dolphin still uses HAL, not DeviceKit.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:30:58 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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