[ubuntu-uk] Flash's LED Stays On. (Was: ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 17, Issue 2)

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Wed Sep 6 17:09:51 BST 2006

Hi Chadwick,

> > However, on friends' machines running MS Windows on doing the
> > `safely remove ...' option (whatever it is) the light goes off and
> > stays off.
> > 
> > I think that's good.  It helps confirm it's ready to pull out.  Do
> > others experience this difference?
> the light is often off when it's not safe to unplug the device in
> windows?

Is that a question?  I have hardly ever used Windows so I wouldn't know.
I've just observed it go off.  If it's the norm of Windows that light
off means you can unplug now then Windows users may find it confusing
the same doesn't happen on Linux.

> perhaps the ubuntu way of having the light constantly on is better...

Is it by design?  Presumably the kernel isn't doing the same as Windows.
Is that so mount can make it available again without having to unplug
and re-insert?



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