Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#295 closed enhancement (fixed)

Control Panel needs "unmount" for mountable media

Reported by: cafl Owned by: marcopg
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Needinfo


Other desktop managers that make use of the udev/hald/console kit etc to recognize and make visible such devices as the USB drive or SD card have a GUI mechanism to unmount the device. The lack of this capability is annoying in sugar on the XO under certain circumstances (such as when the SD doesn't cooperate and is hard to physically eject.) So I think there should be an option to do this in the control panel.

This would be sufficiently out of the way to not attract the attention of the kids, and it doesn't seem to have any potential for abuse anyway. It came up for me when I was trying to use the XO itself to prepare an SD card to have an alternate bootable system, and couldn't for quite a long stretch of fiddling get the SD card out to reboot and kill hald.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfimed to Needinfo

You can unmount a device from the device palette in the journal, and (in 0.83) from the device icon in the frame. Is this what is needed?

Also, could you specify which version of Sugar are you using?

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by erikos

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think we can close this one - as the functionality to unmount is there.

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