[xubuntu-users] USB problem

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Thu May 13 05:33:40 UTC 2010

On Thu, 13 May 2010 01:19:06 -0400
"Lee Gold" <leegold at operamail.com> wrote:

> >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?

This part I do not know the answer to, but I am sure someone else will.

> 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?

This happens because the data is cached before being written, to help
with speed. If your data must be written as typed, it slows the
computer down very much. 

> Thanks

Charlie Kravetz 
Linux Registered User Number 425914          [http://counter.li.org/]
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.           [http://keepingdreams.com]

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