[Thunar-dev] eject usb-harddrive

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Apr 29 23:12:34 CEST 2008

Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 21:21:25 +0200
> Tino Keitel <tino.keitel+xfce at tikei.de> wrote:
>> Btw., I attached an example fdi file for my card reader, to add the
>> requires_eject property. Maybe HAL does the right thing if you adopt it
>> to your hard disk and copy it to /etc/hal/fdi/policy (check with lshal
>> if it is really set) and then use exo-eject.
> Quite a pity. I modified your fdi-file and now the hdd shows up as requires_eject = true,
> but when I try to use exo-eject on it, it still gives me the error. I still attached it,
> just in case.

Yeah, I'm not surprised -- it appears that eject just doesn't cause the 
drive to spin down.  Not sure if this is a problem with the drive, with 
the kernel USB driver, or just a general deficiency that you'll 
unfortunately have to deal with out-of-band.


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