Bug 507258 - f11: gnome-mount cannot unmount thumb drives and flash cards from command line
f11: gnome-mount cannot unmount thumb drives and flash cards from command line
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-mount (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-21 21:31 EDT by dedded
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:58 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:12:15 EDT
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Description dedded 2009-06-21 21:31:52 EDT
Description of problem:

In Fedora 11, gnome-mount cannot unmount thumb drives and flash cards from command line.  Command attempted:
    $ gnome-mount -up /media/CANON_DC

This fails to unmount the device, and an error dialogue box pops up with this message:
    "Cannot open /media/.hal-mtab"

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I'm assuming this has something to do with the DeviceKit replacement for certain hal functions.

While this is being fixed, I sure would appreciate it if someone could point me to a work-around.  I have a user script which calls gnome-mount to unmount camera flash cards.  Is there some other way in which a non-privileged script could do this?
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 11:08:45 EDT
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Comment 2 dedded 2010-04-27 18:13:13 EDT
F11 is the most recent Fedora that I've installed, so I can't comment on whether or not it has since been fixed.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 09:12:15 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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