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Re: usb-key files locked by unknown user

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 01:06:15PM -0400, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:22:54 -0400
> Mark Grieveson <dg135@torfree.net> wrote:
> > The usb/flash drive probably has the FAT32 filesystem on it, which
> > does not
> > support permissions.  Is it listed in /etc/fstab?  The 'owner'
> > option there
> > might fix your problem.  
> I think there is some sort of issue with the mounting of it.  I did try
> adding "owner" to the options, but that did not work (and gave some
> other erratic results; so, I switched back.)  I use fluxbox, and I
> manually mount usb-drives and digital cameras. My set up in
> the /etc/fstab file is:
> /dev/sda1       /media/usb      vfat    noauto,user     0       0
> /dev/sdb1       /media/usb2     vfat    noauto,user     0       0
> /dev/sdc1       /media/usb3     vfat    noauto,user     0       0
> I am
> able to open files and edit them via the command line (IE, entering
> "soffice file.odt" from the terminal is fine, but when I click on an
> icon for these files in rox filer or emelfm to open them, I get the
> "file is in use by another unknown user so read only" message).  

you probably need to see what errors might be generated by rox/emelfm
when you try to open these files from within them. That may give a
clue as to what is going on. YOu could look in .xsession-errors or on
the VT you launch X from, if appropriate, but your best bet is probably
to restart rox/emelfm from a terminal so that you can capture any
output generated. 

If things works as expected from the command line, then it's probably
safe to say that the mount options is not the problem. Unless rox
(haven't used it in a couple of year) is automounting the usb sticks
for you in some other location that you aren't aware of? maybe? 


> As always, feedback (particularly on why mounting via the command line
> gives different results from mounting via a gui file manager) is always
> appreciated.

well, this is confusing. Above you claim to be mounting the stick
manually, but here you claim to be mounting it through the file
manager? So, which is it? or is it both as suggested above? 


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