Bug 590474 - "Safely remove drive" needs to be done twice on USB flash devices
Summary: "Safely remove drive" needs to be done twice on USB flash devices
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gvfs
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-05-09 18:07 UTC by Place Holder
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:47 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:12:47 UTC
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Description Place Holder 2010-05-09 18:07:42 UTC
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.

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert USB flash device.
2. Wait for file browser to open.
3. Close file browser.
4. Select "Safely remove drive".
5. wait...
Actual results:
2. Get the file browser.
4. No notification.
5. Get the file browser again in about 10 seconds or less.

Expected results:
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.

Additional info:
This has been happening since at least the start of my using the F13 Beta.

Comment 1 Stephen Haffly 2010-10-21 02:43:34 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Stephen Haffly 2010-11-19 01:56:30 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 14:18:00 UTC
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Comment 4 Stephen Haffly 2011-06-02 16:34:35 UTC
This issue still exists in F14.x86_64. the .i686 version behaves correctly.

Comment 5 Stephen Haffly 2011-06-02 16:36:33 UTC
Also, twice does not work either. The USB drive will remount every time.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:12:47 UTC
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