gnome fade logout + usbkey umount

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at
Tue Nov 18 06:40:34 UTC 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Bowling [mailto:jbinpg at]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 3:14 AM
> i have a usb memory key thing (no 
> name brand). i
> > plug it in and mount it without any problems (/dev/sda1). 
> once i try to
> > umount it, it keeps on saying device is busy. this happens even if i
> > don't copy any files to it!
> Hi, Dex. Try doing "lsof f /dev/sda1" in a terminal window to see what
> is grabbing the device. My bet is on fam.

I have the same problem with cdroms as well as usb memory keys.. Didn't
really have any success short of umount -l /dev/cdrom (lazy unmount)

What's FAM? man fam says it's "fam - file alteration monitor" but why
exactly is it doing  monitoring my cdrom or sda1??

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