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Old 03-03-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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USB devices

Hi all,

I just upgraded my system from SuSE 9.0 to 9.2. I'm loving the new stuff, but I have one question that's puzzling me.

I've got a few USB devices (memory stick, digital camera, external HD). The desktop device system has changed a bit since 9.0 - previously, all the devices were shown on the desktop; now they're in a separate "My Computer" area. That's fine - I like that. But what's puzzling me is that I can't find the option to remove the device once I'm done with it.

Its been drummed into me that I need to unmount these things before I pull out the USB. In SuSE 9.0, there was an option for it under the right-click on the device icon, but it's not there in 9.2, and I can't find where it is.

The beauty of a USB device is that it's hot-pluggable, so I don't really want to have to wait till I've switched off my system before I unplug everything, so can anyone tell me what I'm missing? Is there a reason why the option seems to have vanished, or is it there somewhere, and I'm just going blind?

Old 03-04-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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Since 9.1, mounting (and unmounting) of USB and other hotpluggable devices is done by submount/subfs. That means that the device is dynamically mounted as soon as you access its mountpoint. In reverse, it will be unmounted when acces has ended.

Since I am old-school as you are (never unplug a mounted device), I do not trust the submount system. It is also a little buggy in 9.1, so I switched it off and mount USB devices the good old way. Have a look here for more information about this option:
Old 03-05-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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I hadn't heard about that. Sounds quite good... although I agree with you - I still don't feel right taking it on trust that the device is okay to unplug.

Thanks for the reply.


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