gnome fade logout + usbkey umount

Dexter Ang thepoch at
Tue Nov 18 09:20:49 UTC 2003

Ow Mun Heng <ow.mun.heng at> said:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jack Bowling [mailto:jbinpg at]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 3:14 AM
> > i have a usb memory key thing (no 
> > name brand). i
> > > plug it in and mount it without any problems (/dev/sda1). 
> > once i try to
> > > umount it, it keeps on saying device is busy. this happens even 
if i
> > > don't copy any files to it!
> > 
> > Hi, Dex. Try doing "lsof f /dev/sda1" in a terminal window to see 
> > is grabbing the device. My bet is on fam.
> I have the same problem with cdroms as well as usb memory keys.. 
> really have any success short of umount -l /dev/cdrom (lazy unmount)
> What's FAM? man fam says it's "fam - file alteration monitor" but 
> exactly is it doing  monitoring my cdrom or sda1??
hey guys. i figured out the usb key thing. what was funny was i first 
added entries into /etc/fstab. after being frustrated, i removed the 
entries. then plugged the usb key in again. surprise surprise, it 
seems hotplug adds an entry /etc/flash into /etc/fstab. it even 
creates the mount point /mnt/flash. so there. now i can mount and 
umount without any problems. i have no idea if this was the main 
cause of my being unable to umount. =)


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