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Old 12-24-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Tumblerd interferes with removable media


Tumblerd is responsible for preventing usb flash drives from being unmounted in XFCE and also optical disks will not eject.
Killing tumblerd process resolves the issue.
Is there an official Slackware solution to this or is this an unresolved bug?
 
Old 12-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Are there any video files in these flash drives?

If yes, it might be that tumblerd cannot find the needed codec to create a thumbnail for the video file. Also have a look at this.

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Same issue here. Good looking out, Kabamaru!
 
Old 12-26-2012, 03:12 AM   #4
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Are there any video files in these flash drives?

If yes, it might be that tumblerd cannot find the needed codec to create a thumbnail for the video file. Also have a look at this.
Thanks for trying. I know what the issue is.
It is the video files of course.
What I'd like to find out is whether there is a solution to this.
If that patch from the other thread is any good then why is it not included in Slackware updates?
And is there a config file for thumblerd to tell it not to try to create thumbnails for big video files.
And if this is in fact hard coded in thumblerd then why would xfce, and more importantly Slackware, accept this kind of broken garbage and release it?
 
Old 12-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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I don't know why Slackware doesn't use the patch, I do know though that I use it to get my work done ;-) FWIW the new tumbler (1.26) has a new thumbnailer that is supposed to have solved these and other issues, but it depends on gstreamer-1.0.

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commit 27c1d836b6e14083fe6c4e0da0255a3ead40eb31
Author: Nick Schermer <nick@xfce.org>
Date: Sat Dec 8 22:55:16 2012 +0100

New gstreamer thumbnailer based on totem-thumbnailer.

Better code that should fix most of the existing bugs
in the bug tracker. Improved cancellation and handling
of aborted streams.

Also depend on gstreamer-1.0.

Last edited by kabamaru; 12-26-2012 at 06:37 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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Thanks Kabamaru.
I'll give the patch a try as I'm using Xfce right now.
But I've just switched to Spacefm as I hate Thunar very much so maybe I will not run into the thumblerd problem any more.
I'd still like to find out whether it's possible to disable thumblerd as I'd rather live without it than deal with this kind of mess.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 05:08 AM   #7
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...I hate Thunar very much...
You're not alone ;-) I used Slackware's Xfce SlackBuild and compiled the new Thunar (1.6) for my newer machine. It's a little better and supports tabs.
 
  


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