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Old 01-09-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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iPod and FC3 and "Do not disconnect"

I got an iPod mini for Christmas.
Works well with gtkpod -

There is one issue I consider to be major even though it is really minor.

As soon as udev creates the device node for the iPod, the iPod gets the busy signal. It keeps the busy signal until rebooting, even when it is not mounted.

I disabled hal from mounting the iPod, still happens.
Disabled autofs from mounting the iPod, still happens.
Killed the hal daemon and then connected it - still happens.

I think something hotplug/udev is responsible for the iPod thinking it is mounted, even though it is not.

I'm trying to figure out if this is model related (IE 4g/mini but not 2g/3g), fc3 related, ieee1394 controller related, what is causing the iPod to think it is mounted.

I have an onboard nforce2 (a7n8x deluxe) firewire controller, and a Belkin PCI (TI) firewire controller - it happens with both of them.

I can disconnect the iPod (as long as it is not really mounted) with no harm being done, but is annoying. Anyone else seeing this in FC3? What iPod? Anyone NOT seeing this in FC3? What iPod?

Thanks for your input.
Old 01-10-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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to get the busy signal off try doing
modprobe -r usb-storage
eject /mnt/ipod
you may need to do one first and the other one later, thats what i had to do.


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