(un)Mounting Question / Comment

Hi all,

Whenever I try to unmount my mobile telephone phone card from the USB using the device notifier in KDE by clicking the eject button. The error message which displays in that there the card is in use. This occurs after I have closed all other software.

Is there a way around this bug? Is there a more meaningful error message which I can find for example, USB drive is currently being used by Program ID (PID) …

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

leo mancini wrote:
> Whenever I try to unmount my mobile telephone phone card from the
> USB using the device notifier in KDE by clicking the eject button.

when you say “mobile telephone phone card” what do you mean exactly?
is it a USB modem? and, if it is, does it also have space on the USB
device for storage?

[now i assume your “mobile telephone phone card” a USB modem]

the short story is modems are not ‘mounted’ (disks and other storage
devices are mounted)…

more in this thread on that: http://tinyurl.com/2wbsruo

> The error message which displays in that there the card is in use.
> This occurs after I have closed all other software.

apparently you do have a multi-use USB device: modem & storage, and it
is the storage part of the device which is still in use after you have
“closed all other software” which i guess means you have closed your
browser, email client and what else? i ask, because as far as i know
you probably are not actually turning off all networking, are you?

anyway, the “eject button” (which i don’t have one of) is to unmount
the storage part AND, if you may have that storage location in use by
just having it displayed in any file manager/Dolphin…or, maybe
connected to a music or video player…or…

> Is there a way around this bug?

i can’t tell yet if it is a bug or a misunderstanding…

> Is there a more meaningful error message which I can find for
> example, USB drive is currently being used by Program ID (PID) …

probably! you can always ask for more features at:
https://features.opensuse.org/

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

if mine was not helpful please include the following in your next post:

operating system/version
desktop environment
brand/model “mobile telephone phone card”


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

leo mancini wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> Whenever I try to unmount my mobile telephone phone card from the USB
> using the device notifier in KDE by clicking the eject button. The error
> message which displays in that there the card is in use. This occurs
> after I have closed all other software.
>
> Is there a way around this bug? Is there a more meaningful error
> message which I can find for example, USB drive is currently being used
> by Program ID (PID) …
>
To find out which program is using a file/filesystem, look at either fuser
or lsof (man 1 fuser).

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you.
>
>

Hi all,
it’s not a modem that’s plugged in but rather a mobile telephone plugged into the computer via a USB cable, where it loads the memory card and the internal Mobile phone memory within the computer as 2 seperate drives.

I’m finding the lsof command a little difficult.

I have uncovered an interesting error message within Dolphin file browser (when attempting to eject the device

org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.NotMountedByHal: Device to unmount is not in /media/.hal-mtab so it is not mounted by HAL.

I’m not too sure what that means, can anyone else understand the meaning?

I get the same error with my ipod. No programs are running; dolphin is closed. Did not happen in 11.2. I have to shut suse down and the ipod says its clear to eject. Something is keeping some file open. Rebooting doesn’t bug me, so its ok.

On 2010-08-11 16:36, leo mancini wrote:

> I have uncovered an interesting error message within Dolphin file
> browser (when attempting to eject the device
>
> org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.NotMountedByHal: Device to unmount is
> not in /media/.hal-mtab so it is not mounted by HAL.
>
> I’m not too sure what that means, can anyone else understand the
> meaning?

Probably that it was not mounted via the HAL system, but in some other way. Try to umount manually
(meaning: CLI)


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))

to me, it sounds like a bug needing to be logged, see:

http://wiki.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

Hi DenverD,

This may have been fixed, for some reason the mobile telephone memory card via usb connection appears to be unmounting properly now.
I will re-post should I find that not to be the case in future.

Thank you!