Dean mellas 2015-12-01 22:52:10
Yes, I have also had this problem with Red Hat 9 (on every machine that
has it installed, and these are at several different businesses) using
Gnome and drag-n-drop. Sometimes the data is copied anyway. I never
have any problems with the CLI. I think it is Gnome and Nautilus, but
KDE doesn’t work perfectly either.
I have posted the problem differently however:
I have noticed that removable drives remain BUSY too – even if you close
all applications, exit Gnome and logout – something is really wrong.
These two problems seem to be related, but you probably won’t notice the
latter because you can always eject a floppy mechanically. Try to do
the same with a superdisk or Zip disk. When you encounter this problem,
you won’t be able to eject the drive unless you force an umount as root
or (God no…) reboot. Even the shutdown has trouble dismounting the
removable media when this occures. I’ve seen the BUSY problem posted
several times – with no answers (people think the user must have some
app open accessing the drive). There was even a FAQ titled “Why can’t I
eject my removable drive” that restates that some application may be
accessing the drive – including Nautilus – end of FAQ. But clearly,
there is a problem that hasn’t yet been addressed with the RH9 desktops.
Jeffrey silver 2015-12-01 22:53:21
Yes! I have the “device busy” problem.
I actually posted this problem months and months ago, regarding RHL8. But
the problem has persisted through 9, i guess.
Here is the response I received from the gnome-redhat mailing lists:
“Was there a symlink in the files you copied?
“Anyway, i believe this has been fixed in later versions of gnome-vfs2.
” Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
So a RedHat guy is telling me its been fixed. But in the latest versions
of gnome-vfs2. I haven’t installed the new version yet, and its not
“up2date”able — must use source — so I don’t know if it really has been
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