[Thunar-dev] eject usb-harddrive

Simon Steinbeiß simon.steinbeiss at elfenbeinturm.at
Tue Apr 29 20:22:18 CEST 2008

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:08:59 -0700
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Your device has storage.requires_eject=false -- so exo-eject won't do 
> anything but unmount all volumes.
> Give 'eject -v /dev/whatever' a try *as root*.  Often the SCSI eject 
> command will work on drives like that.  See if it fixes your problem. 
> If it does, you might try adding a HAL .fdi file to your system that 
> will set requires_eject properly for your drive.
> 	-brian

Tried "sudo eject -v /dev/wdpassport" with the output that the eject succeeded. (see the
full output here: http://pastebin.org/32834)
Anyhow, when I unplugged the usb-cable (that is also powering the hdd) it made this awful
sound described in the bugreport mentioned earlier.
So it seems "eject" simply doesn't spin down the harddrive. Should it?


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