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Re: [opensuse] USB times out cant see what's on drives
  • From: Will Stephenson <wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 16:13:39 +0100
  • Message-id: <201001051613.39831.wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 05 January 2010 15:47:43 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Monday, 2010-01-04 at 21:50 -0600, Richard Atcheson wrote:
On Monday 04 January 2010 01:01:59 Carlos E. R. wrote:
Open a terminal and type "tailf /var/log/messages"; then attach the
disk, and when it fails, post the messages that were written to the

Carlos, here's the output.:

diggerodell:~ # tailf /var/log/messages


Jan 4 21:47:09 diggerodell hald: mounted /dev/sdc1 on behalf of uid 1000
Jan 4 21:47:20 diggerodell hald: unmounted /dev/sdc1 from '/media/disk'
on behalf of uid 1000 Jan 4 21:47:20 diggerodell
gnome-keyring-daemon[3849]: removing removable location: /media/disk Jan
4 21:47:20 diggerodell gnome-keyring-daemon[3849]: no volume registered
at: /media/disk

The failure still happens about 6 seconds after Dolphin window
comes up.

I think, seeing the above, that as far as the system is concerned, it is
the user who does the umount. Or software used by the user. I mean, it is
not the kernel or threabouts, there is no error message listed.

You could mount it manually, or try use gnome instead of kde.

Agreed, or you could try quitting applications which might be telling hal to
umount the device.

One candidate would be the automount module in KDE 4.4 - look at Configure
Desktop->Advanced->Service Manager->Startup Services->Removable Device
Automounter and Stop it. There were a couple of KDE 4.3 automounter applets
on which were all pretty flaky, if you installed one of these,
try without it. Are there any KDE 3 apps running? Perhaps one of those
started the KDE 3 automounter and it is competing with the above desktop
automounters? Also check if nautilus is running, AFAIK it would handle this
under GNOME and is sometimes started by using GNOME apps.

And why is gnome-keyring-daemon running as root and logging to


Will Stephenson, openSUSE Team
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