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    Wink Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    I have found a quick, easy and safe way to unplug a mounted USB memory stick.

    The method may be wrong, but it serves me flawlessly for years.
    It doesn't require root privileges, unmounting of the partition(s) of the memory stick, tuning of KDE settings, or editing policy files.


    1) Quit the applications using the memory stick's partitions.


    2) In any terminal window, say
    sync
    three times, waiting for every previous sync command to complete.


    3) It is unlikely that at this point there is data transfer occurring through memory stick, but, if it has LED indicator, watch for it. If there is data transfer, then wait.


    4) Unplug the memory stick.

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    Default Re: Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    Or in KDE 4 click the eject button next to the device in the "Deice Notifier"

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    Default Re: Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_Nichols View Post
    Or in KDE 4 click the eject button next to the device in the "Deice Notifier"
    Have you tried the device notifier ZStefan?

    Your way sounds harder, not easier.
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    all I can say is......! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by markcynt View Post
    Have you tried the device notifier ZStefan?
    I run KDE3. Where is the Device Notifier in KDE4? In the system tray?

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    Default Re: Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    You can install and run the dolphin file manager under KDE3 as well, that allows you to simply right click on the device (in the left pane) and unmount/eject it.
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    Default Re: Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    You can install and run the dolphin file manager under KDE3 as well, that allows you to simply right click on the device (in the left pane) and unmount/eject it.
    As does 'Konqueror'

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    Default Re: Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    I've never had a problem just unpluging it.

    the little light goes out, I unplug it,

    never had a problem, no lost data

    same goes for my external HDD.

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    I use thunar
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Easy way to unplug a USB memory stick

    halmount -u /media/<whatever>
    is a command line method that I suspect isn't that well known.

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