Re: Preventing delayed USB writes
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On 05/15/07 15:52, pedxing wrote:
>>> I would like to configure things so that, for instance, when
>>> I (ok, actually my wife) use konqueror to copy songs to my
>>> mp3 player, when the copy dialog says 100%, I can immediately
>>> unmount the device without having to wait for a delayed
>>> I have looked at the mount man page, but it says the sync
>>> option (which I think is what I want) is only available for
>>> ext2/3 and ufs file systems.
> I would rather not experiment on my wife's new mp3 player, but it
> would be a pain to force her to the command line every time she
> wants to transfer music to it...
Does she just yank it out?
IMNSHO, I would say to you: remember that Linux comes from a true
multi-user heritage from back when 9-track (reel-to-reel) tapes
ruled the data center, and were frequently dismounted and mounted.
Thus, break the single-user mindset and proper unmount "tapes" when
you are finished using them.
In GNOME, when you right-click on a USB stick icon there is a choice
to "Unmount volume". I'm sure than KDE has something similar. You
and your wife should just train yourselves to this new reality.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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