Re: KDE, kernel or other problem?
From: Loren M. Lang (lorenl_at_alzatex.com)
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:25:19 -0700 To: Vlad Tudorache <email@example.com>
On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 11:18:45PM +0300, Vlad Tudorache wrote:
> I was testing this on Linux (2.4.26 or 2.6.x) and FreeBSD 4.10 and 5.21.
> My CD-RW refuses to eject media from KDE (NOT form GNOME) when I'm using
> the "devices" created on desktop and sometimes even at "eject" command
> from console. Or, EVEN IF the CD is ejected, there's an error like
> "eject /dev/sr0 failed!" (replace sr0 with coresponding devices for the
> OSes I mentioned). I repeat, NOT under GNOME. This happens on all the
> systems I mentioned, with/without atapicam or ide-scsi, respectively
> (I'm sorry for beeing so brief but I've been using UNIXes for ~3 years
> and I didn't have any problem). IThe problem appears with generic and
> self-compiled kernels.
> Thank you.
This a very annoying KDE problem, I get around it by just using ye old
xterm for accessing all removable media. The problem is a device can't
be unmounted when it's in use. It can be in use because a file or
program is open on the media, or even if a program is sitting in that
directory like the konqueror file manager. Usually closing the file
manager window will fix that, but sometimes I have to use lsof to find
which process is sitting in the cdrom directory and kill it. Most
cdrom's are also locked by unix when there mounted so it can be a big
problem. Mandrake gets around this problem by using a kernel mod called
supermount which prevents devices from being locked even though they are
mounted. On linux there is also an option to force a drive to be
unlocked, but it really shouldn't be used except by things like knoppix
just as the system halts.
If anyone has a fix for this I might go back to using KDE again, instead
of fvwm2+xterm which has always worked pretty well.
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