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Old 06-12-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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how to eject ipod on kde with slackware current

I'm trying to figure out how to get amarok configured to eject my son's IPOD. It's mounted in /media/IPOD which is cool since hal is doing all the work and I don't have to add anything to fstab. But I cant get it to eject the IPOD. It will umount it for me but it does not eject it so the screen say's it not safe to unplug. Maybe someone can tell me how they got it working because the only way I can get it to work in su-root and eject. The only information I have found that was worth reading was regarding hal and gnome, it seems that gnome uses a fstab-sync program that modifies the fstab as it detects device events but I cant find anything on KDE and Slackware.
Well anyway once again I am stuck with a problem.

Help needed, david
Old 06-13-2007, 12:14 AM   #2
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Added /usr/bin/eject to the sudoers file & edited the command in amarok to include sudo...

Just in case anyone else has problems.
Old 06-13-2007, 05:31 AM   #3
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hello there.
i haven't attempted to connect an IPOD specifically but in any case of mounting disk devices,
whenever i asked 'how do i tweak visudo to allow users mount/umount devices", they redirect me to tweak fstab instead of the sudoers file; the reason being that it is safer to allow accesibility to a device rather than a command.

read this post, if you like:

basically if you add an fstab entry for the IPOD device, you can add the feature 'user' which allows any user of the computer mount and unmount a specific device. fe:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,user,ro 0 0

other than that, im curious (cause i have an ipod shuffle), how do you upload/download music to the ipod.. i thought this could only be achieved through iTunes.


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