Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 590474
"Safely remove drive" needs to be done twice on USB flash devices
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:47:56 EST
Description of problem:
When I insert any of my USB thumb/flash drives (all of which are Kingston, sized 8,16 or 32GB) they work as expected and a gnome file browser pops up with the drive contents. When I'm done, I close the file browser window and then select the option to "Safely remove drive" I get no pop-up or anything, and then a few seconds later the file browser pops open to the drive again. The second time I close the file browser and select "Safely remove drive" it seems to work without another re-detect... but I still get no pop-up or anything to tell me its safe to remove the device.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest Fedora 13 beta with all available updates applied.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert USB flash device.
2. Wait for file browser to open.
3. Close file browser.
4. Select "Safely remove drive".
2. Get the file browser.
4. No notification.
5. Get the file browser again in about 10 seconds or less.
4. Expect a notification "Its now safe to remove "volume name/description of device".
5. Don't expect the device to be re-detected until such time as its removed and re-inserted.
This has been happening since at least the start of my using the F13 Beta.
Has there been any progress on this? I have experienced this as well. Unlike the original poster, my experience is that safely remove does not work. I can select it repeatedly and the USB stick will be remounted every time.
The only alternative is to use the "eject" function to at least unmount it. Then I can remove it even though it is not powered down.
I found that the issue may be the hub that I am running on my system. It is an Ultra MD2 5.25" 4 Port USB 2.0 and Card Reader that I am using for connecting USB devices on the front of my system. I added it because the case's connectors on top were inconvenient to reach and the ones on the back are full.
If I have the USB thumb drive connected directly to the top connector, it behaves properly. If I have it connected to the Ultra hub, then it keeps remounting the USB thumb drive, even after I repeatedly select to remove it.
So, the problem exists when a hub is used. Perhaps this will help. Otherwise, it will dismount and stay dismounted if I select the Eject option, it just won't power down.
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This issue still exists in F14.x86_64. the .i686 version behaves correctly.
Also, twice does not work either. The USB drive will remount every time.
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