[Thunar-dev] eject usb-harddrive

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 29 15:57:44 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 01:33:11PM +0000, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to implement the workaround that Kirill Belokurov wrote for KDE for this bug
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/117713) for thunar. Since this bug applies to
> only a very limited range of harddrives (I guess it's only the WD Passport series) no one
> has really cared for a bugfix (yet).
> Anyways, I think that it could be sufficient as a workaround to:
> - either have a customised action in thunar only be applied to this specific drive and
> spinning it down
> - or trying to hack whatever function is used by thunar to "eject" media like
> usb-harddrives so that it would not just unmount but also spindown the drive.
> If anyone here has a suggestion which of the two options is way to go, that would be
> great. Also I'm not sure whether I could implement either of the two options without your
> help.

Using 'eject' doesnt work either?

Maybe a more general solution (using hal or udev rules, or something like
that) would be better, and cross-desktop?

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