ejecting ipod shuffle

Matt Patterson matt at v8zman.com
Thu Sep 8 02:47:39 UTC 2005

I seem to remember having this problem as well. The trick that was 
passed on to me (and seems to have solved it indirectly) is to do:

sudo chmod +s /usr/bin/eject

This adds rights to the executable by default (pretty sure). You can 
give it a quick try, and if it doesnt fix it just undo it with

sudo chmod -s /usr/bin/eject

Good luck,

Byron Poland wrote:

>I have an ipod shuffle, and on Breezy when I go to unplug it, I right
>click the ipod icon, and select unmount, and the device is unmounted,
>but I get an eject error box:
>Unable to eject media
>eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument
>no response in syslog.  I unplug the shuffle and I get a usb
>disconnect message in syslog.
>would like to know how to actually eject the shuffle.  (it works fine
>with gtkpod)
>(just tested my 4g ipod and it suffers from the same thing)
>everything seems to work now when I replug it in (minus the eject)
>however I've had issues in the past with scsi io loop issues. so would
>like to know how to actually eject these things

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