[xubuntu-users] USB problem

Lee Gold leegold at operamail.com
Thu May 13 05:19:06 UTC 2010

>On Thu, 13 May 2010 00:48:33 -0400
>"Lee Gold" <leegold at operamail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>> I have a USB flash drive. !GB works OK in windows. and previous 
>> version of Xubuntu. Noticing some weird action: When I put it in 
>> and I double click a folder to open the folder it opens the folder 
>> as expected,  I then hit the UP arrow in thunar taking me back to 
>> my original upper level directory. I then try to open another 
>> folder and I can NOT. Even if I right click the folder there's now 
>> no option there to open a folder. If I umnount then remount the 
>> drive again I can open a folder once then all other folder opening 
>> is impossible.
>> What is going on? Is there a fix? Seemed trouble started with 
>> newest version 10.4.
This is a bug that shows up when using thunar with detailed view, where
>you see the dates and times. If you change it to icon view or compact
>view, it will quit locking up. I have the fix for this now, but it has
>not yet made it to Xubuntu 10.04.
You can use CTRL+2 to switch to detailed view, and CTRL+3 to switch to
>compact view.
>Charlie Kravetz
>Linux Registered User Number 425914          [http://counter.li.org/]
>Never let anyone steal your DREAM.           [http://keepingdreams.com]

Thank you that was the problem - detailed view...in other views it's OK.

Two more usb questions if I may:

If i try to edit a document I get "read only" and can't edit. When I insert a USB device I want it editable by all users - ie. a user  inserts it and they can use it, you can edit files on it, files are executable. How do I do this?

I find it I remove a usb drive with out first unmounting it I will loose new data I just put on the drive. Is there a way that if I put it in it mounts (actually that does usually happens) and most important - Is there a way if i pull it out it automatically unmounts so that I will not lose data?


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