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#1 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-02-10 07:44:04

@Corenominal, thanks for sharing your iconic configuration of linux. Thanks for helping out the community, especially in the early days. It fostered the best Linux forum ever. I admit that when I borked my #! system, and it wouldn't reinstall, I again started to distrohop, which was kinda good for me since I could not install #! at work, but could install Debian. Your vision and the community you started helped me understand how to configure everything about linux. After a while, it becomes second nature. Which helps me maintain my Debian computational cluster at work.

I appreciate all you have done for the #! community, and also, for linux in general.

Thanks @bobobex for chiming in on the communities, and also for letting us have Philip for a bit!

But both of you, don't be strangers, stick around!! We benefit from you being here.

#2 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » March 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-03-19 20:23:47

@dove I see Kindle on your dock (fbpanel? cairo?). So my question is, how'd you install kindle?

Nice wall too.

#3 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » February 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-02-06 07:53:29

THX1138, one of my fav movies. Love the no frills configuration too, @hhh

#5 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Weird installation problem » 2013-12-25 05:19:28

I have had recent install woes as well. However mine were due to the guided install making weird install choices to my 2 drives, similarly set as yours. Guided install did some weird things, different from yours though. My disks were partitioned and assigned / and /home in a strange fashion and none would automatically mount. So, not the same as yours. @ohnonot chimed in on my initial discussion diagnosing my partitioning.

On recommendation of @damo I first formatted from my bootable #! thumbdrive using gparted. I removed the partitions, applied the operations, then created new partitions making sure the full size of the drive was accounted for, no unused space, then applied those operations. Then booted out and into the Install option on the same drive and chose manual install.

Now things are perfect. Did you do a guided or manual install?

#6 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Problem with formatting during install » 2013-12-25 05:09:15

@damo, you know, when I have been in the installer, I have these nightmare memories of complex install instructions. I just assumed the memories were from #!'s installer, but, actually no. They must have been from a previous distro. Immediately after my last post, I decided to just do exactly what you said. The #! installer is quite easy. No problems with partitioning or installing things where I want. I am not sure why the guided installer made the choices it did previously. But for the sake of any total linux newbie out there considering whether it is difficult to install, not really, not even in a manual install.

@AndyinMokum, I have a few bootable thumbdrives (Mint, OpenSuse, #!, Mavericks, etc) all with gparted. They are the most excellent little things to carry around. Of bootable thumbdrives I have to say I like Suse the best but for my permanent install I of course like the #!

Thanks to you both for giving an assist!

#7 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Problem with formatting during install » 2013-12-24 21:56:25

@damo I was using guided because I was expecting, perhaps wrongly, that the guided install would optimize more knowledgeably than I. Possibly not though. I guess with the guided install, the installer makes a choice based on rules etc which may not necessarily apply to this machine though could not find information about the installer or a similar problem on the the debian forums.

#8 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Problem with formatting during install » 2013-12-24 01:23:28

superwow
Replies: 6

I am having problems getting the installer to create and format partitions the way I select them. My laptop has a 500 gb HDD and 32 gb SSD. I have tried three fresh installs, each with different options as to how to install. But after every install, the 500 gb drive is always xfs2 with boot, and the 32 gb drive is xfs4 with /home, always reversed from how I want it to be.

The three methods I have tried were
1. guided install (no LVM or encryption) to 32 gb drive (everything: /, /home, etc)
2. guided install (no LVM or encryption) with / to 32 gb and /home to 500 gb
3. guided install with LVM & encryption to 32 gb drive (everything)

The reason I had to even reinstall the first time was that my computer would not boot after installing MBR, in preparation to reinstall MSW and sell the laptop. I am not sure if that is important though since I have formatted each drive several times since that point; but thought I should mention it.

#! on this same computer has been a dream for several months, and I need a bit of help or a point in the right direction. Thanks in advance.

#9 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » The monumental #! LVM guide » 2013-12-23 08:36:01

It's been a while since this thread had a post but I'll try and revive.

On a recent reinstall, I decided to use guided encrypted LVN and I saw the LVN-partitioning dialogs for both the 32 gb SSD and the 500 gb HDD on my laptop. After install completed, only the 32 gb SSD was LV mapped. The 500 gb was not. (It's also only accessible via sudo.) Is there a reason LVM was unable to complete the mapping job on install? Shouldn't the install process and LVN's volume management be completed successfully during install?

#10 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Best method to change home directory? » 2013-12-23 08:29:41

@damo, thanks for the detailed description. It looks like lots of folks use and prefer the symlink method. I am still curious about what would make one method better or more/less efficient/preferred. @Ratcheer & @ohnonot, thanks for your help also.

I finally had a few hours between holiday events to format the drive and reinstall, this time preemptively partitioning the larger drive with gparted before reinstalling. I chose the guided encrypted LVN option. I have not had this type of setup on this particular laptop before but did have LVM on a previous single drive netbook, so it seemed a decent option. In the install process, I got messages from LVM regarding preparing each of the two drives (32 & 500 gb). I mention this because it may affect things.

I installed / and home to the 32 gb drive. Boot still appears on the 500 gb drive, yet the drive itself, which shows in Thunar but Thunar cannot perform operations on it, I have to use sudo in order to get into it and do stuff, and in fstab the drive appears not to be LV mapped. Here are relevant outputs again.

superwow@rlyeh:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
/dev/mapper/rlyeh-root /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=bd83b222-421a-4303-9eea-e09f9f8babd0 /boot           ext2    defaults        0       2
/dev/mapper/rlyeh-home /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
/dev/mapper/rlyeh-swap_1 none            swap    sw              0       0
#/dev/sdc1       /media/usb0     auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
superwow@rlyeh:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00032414

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   976771071   488384512   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00087d03

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048      499711      248832   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2          501758    62531583    31014913    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5          501760    62531583    31014912   83  Linux

Disk /dev/mapper/sdb5_crypt: 31.8 GB, 31757172736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3860 cylinders, total 62025728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/sdb5_crypt doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/rlyeh-root: 8019 MB, 8019509248 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 974 cylinders, total 15663104 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/rlyeh-root doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/rlyeh-swap_1: 1023 MB, 1023410176 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 124 cylinders, total 1998848 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/rlyeh-swap_1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/rlyeh-home: 22.7 GB, 22712156160 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2761 cylinders, total 44359680 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/rlyeh-home doesn't contain a valid partition table
superwow@rlyeh:~$ sudo lvdisplay
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/rlyeh/root
  LV Name                root
  VG Name                rlyeh
  LV UUID                me3SCW-6OTd-DMGW-pFJe-rNBL-ukZe-BY2hVf
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time rlyeh, 2013-12-22 18:14:33 -0800
  LV Status              available
  # open                 1
  LV Size                7.47 GiB
  Current LE             1912
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           254:1
   
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/rlyeh/swap_1
  LV Name                swap_1
  VG Name                rlyeh
  LV UUID                sU53FD-ddOf-QUY3-Mnzv-qcMq-McFZ-tXdTKo
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time rlyeh, 2013-12-22 18:14:33 -0800
  LV Status              available
  # open                 2
  LV Size                976.00 MiB
  Current LE             244
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           254:2
   
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/rlyeh/home
  LV Name                home
  VG Name                rlyeh
  LV UUID                pmbYvs-7mM2-oeHr-aPRf-1VFP-1hH0-2qLlJm
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time rlyeh, 2013-12-22 18:14:33 -0800
  LV Status              available
  # open                 1
  LV Size                21.15 GiB
  Current LE             5415
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           254:3

superwow@rlyeh:~$ blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="a2fe459a-6b3f-4eb5-ae75-018cf6b97344" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sdb5: UUID="6c235dd5-c07b-4efa-9717-bfb2ac87e6d8" TYPE="crypto_LUKS" 

The 500 gb drive is shown in fstab, fdisk shows it as well though not as LVM mapped (despite LVM formatting it in the install process), and lvdisplay does not see it.

Questions:
1. Could a previously installed MBR (for MSW) be causing this?

2. Or do I just need to manually remove the boot item from dev/sda1 in fstab, try remapping with LVN, and manually adding a mountpoint? If so, why wasn't LVM able to do all this during install?

Currently reading through @El_Koraco's Monumental LVM guide (a great set of guides btw) to figure out why the drive is not LV mapped. But again, any help is welcome - and thanks.

#11 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Best method to change home directory? » 2013-12-21 01:17:54

Here is the IO of:

sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   960397311   480197632   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       960399358   976771071     8185857    5  Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5       960399360   976771071     8185856   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000544ab

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048    59895807    29946880   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2        59897854    62531583     1316865    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5        59897856    62531583     1316864   82  Linux swap / Solaris

@ohnonot, both drives have seen multiple installs, which is why they look 'weird', that and I believe because I must have chosen poorly on install.

But your comment harkens to my own personal suspicions that I will have to format both drives and reinstall, as there are a few other issues with the system now. So on to that now, and then will try @damo's symlink suggestion I think.

#12 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Best method to change home directory? » 2013-12-20 19:34:05

@Ratcheer, I just want home to be on the larger drive and don't want to overwrite the files I already have on that larger drive. It used to be my home drive on a previous (#!) install. I believe I must have misread the partitioning step instructions on this new install; I thought at the time I was choosing the options which would place the OS on the small sdd and home on the larger hdd.

I may wind up editing the fstab as you suggested (mkfs / mkdir / mount). Also, I appreciate CLI advice (better than GUI usually imo).

#13 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Best method to change home directory? » 2013-12-20 19:09:15

@damo thanks for the suggestion. A few questions for you:
1. Once the symlink is made, do both graphical and CLI programs both follow the link? I am wondering what will happen when I log in after symlinking and there are config files in both folders.
2. Are you symlinking your username folder? (I mean, /damo?) or symlinking each of the folders inside /damo? (documents, .config, etc)?
3. Is this better than modifying fstab? or the usermod option?

@ratcheer, thanks. How do you create the home? by writing to fstab or using symlinks or some other method?

It seems like with each of the above methods people on other forums have problems. I guess I am looking for the most error free version. Sorry for all the questions but thanks for the advice.

#14 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Best method to change home directory? » 2013-12-20 08:26:25

@ohnonot sorry about that. Output from CLI

fdisk -l

gives

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   960397311   480197632   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       960399358   976771071     8185857    5  Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5       960399360   976771071     8185856   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000544ab

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048    59895807    29946880   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2        59897854    62531583     1316865    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5        59897856    62531583     1316864   82  Linux swap / Solaris

I want #! and boot on 32 gb drive, and home directory on the 500 gb drive (which contains all my files from the previous install).

Does that help?

#15 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Best method to change home directory? » 2013-12-20 07:14:11

superwow
Replies: 13

Today I borked my computer and had to reinstall #! (was intending to reinstall MSW and sell this computer). My laptop has a 500 gb HDD (sda) and a 32 gb SSD (sdb). My previous install had home, boot, and swap on the 500 gb drive. This means all of my files are there (and it is where I want them to stay). On the reinstall, I wanted #! on the 32 gb drive, AND to leave my files where they are, on the 500 gb directory, which I also want as my home directory.

After all the install scripts have finished running, I realize I have chosen poorly. Thunar shows me that my home is now in the 32 gb directory. And Gparted shows me that boot is on the 500 gb directory. Razzlefrazzle dagnabbit. I searched and have found a few different methods to change my home directory to the different drive. Can anyone provide experienced advice as to which of the following is better?

1. usermod (this feels to me like the most straightforward way)

usermod -d /home/your_home_directory USERNAME
chown -R USERNAME /new_location/your_home_directory

2. modify fstab (if I do this, how should I comment the old home?)

sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
gksu geany /etc/fstab

and add a line to place my home directory there like so:

#/dev/sda1   
UUID=<UUID of sda1> /home               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1

3. mkdir / mount / umount combo (seems overly complex compared to usermod)

mkdir /mnt/newhome
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/newhome
cp -a /home/* /mnt/newhome/

log out as your user and switch to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1 or similar)

mv /home /home.old
umount /mnt/newhome
mkdir /home
mount /dev/sdb1 /home

4. make a symlink (my intuition is not to do this though)

cp -R /home/whatever /path/to/destination
mv /home/whatever /home/whatever.orig
ln -s /path/to/destionation /home/whatever 
rm -rf /home/whatever.orig 

Thanks to everyone for reading and anyone for advice.

#16 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Thunar cannot unmount external because 39 processes are accessing it! » 2013-12-13 21:22:36

superwow
Replies: 1

OLD TITLE: Help with external drive (suddenly read-only)

Hello all, I am having a problem with an external drive. I have tried to migrate files from several external backups to this one drive. Everytime I move new things to the drive, new permissions are assigned to folders and progressively more folders are locked as read only. I feel like this is a noob question but all the solutions googs gives me require wiping the drive. How can I fix this withought (formatting the drive and) losing my data?

Here's more information: The drive is a 2Tb external usb drive formatted to FAT32. I have used this drive predominantly with linux (mostly #! but previously *buntus). I migrated to nix from a brief stint on MSW and a decade of Mac usage. When I migrated, I of course backed up as much of my files as I could onto one drive, this 2Tb drive. So, it contains files from MSW, Mac OS (10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.4, 10.6, 10.8), and nixes.

Prior to yesterday and the day before, I kept the backup for each major OS in its own folder (so the drive had three folders in the top folder: Win-backup, Mac-backup, and nix-backup, with files from each OS NOT intermingled).

Yesterday, I was happily accessing an ancient external drive to load a picture frame with images from a very old backup. The only port of this drive was a Firewire 2 port. I found an old Macbook Pro with the appropriate port in the house running 10.8, connected to the drive, and began moving files from the ancient HDD to my 2TB drive. I was having a major problem keeping track of files on the drive so, after having pulled all the files I needed from the ancient drive using Mac OS 10.8, I ejected the drive and connected it to my #! laptop and I merged them all into topically organized folders (ie, Documents, Images, Videos, etc).

On top of this, I have again encountered the bane of Thunar, that is, its utter inability to eject an external volume. Kaaaahhhhnnn!!!

The message I get when trying to copy is: 'Error creating directory. Read only file system.' Although, before yesterday, the system was not read only. I do not know why it is read-only now. Is it because I have mixed files? or because Thunar does not eject properly?

All the files, regardless of Mac or nix origin, have the same permissions according to ls -l.

Some terminal output is below: fuser tells me lots of processes are using the drive (though I am not sure if I am reading the output correctly). I cannot force unmount with umount -f. And fdisk tells me that lots of processes are accessing the drive (but why?).

superwow@rlyeh:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000ee99e

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   960397311   480197632   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       960399358   976771071     8185857    5  Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5       960399360   976771071     8185856   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62533296 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8ddd6e47

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048     8386559     4192256   84  OS/2 hidden C: drive
/dev/sdb2   *     8386560    62531583    27072512   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdd: 2000.4 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders, total 3906963456 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005f107

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1            2048  3906963455  1953480704    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
superwow@rlyeh:~$ sudo umount -f /dev/sdd1
umount2: Device or resource busy
umount: /media/F3E0-DC38: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
umount2: Device or resource busy

superwow@rlyeh:~$ mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k,nr_inodes=493854,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=396332k,mode=755)
/dev/disk/by-uuid/0e140173-ecb9-44ec-a834-6ccfe9d79062 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=2429820k)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/superwow/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
/dev/sdd1 on /media/F3E0-DC38 type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharset=utf8,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks)

superwow@rlyeh:~$ sudo umount /dev/sdd1
umount: /media/F3E0-DC38: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))


superwow@rlyeh:~$ fuser -m /dev/sdd1
/dev/sdd1:            2937  3013  3060  3061  3072  3073  3088  3089  3095  3100  3102  3106  3113  3118  3122  3125  3131  3141  3142  3143  3144  3146  3159  3180  3186  3194  3207  3213  3378  3383  3909  9632  9638 13253 17982 19511 20639 20640 20793
superwow@rlyeh:~$ fuser -mv /dev/sdd1
                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/sdd1:           root     kernel swap  /dev/sda5
                     root     kernel mount /dev
                     superwow   2937 f.... gnome-keyring-d
                     superwow   3013 F.... openbox
                     superwow   3060 F.... dbus-launch
                     superwow   3061 F.... dbus-daemon
                     superwow   3072 f.... tint2
                     superwow   3073 f.... pnmixer
                     superwow   3088 f.... xscreensaver
                     superwow   3089 f.... clipit
                     superwow   3095 F.... bluetooth-apple
                     superwow   3100 f.... syndaemon
                     superwow   3102 F.... xfce4-volumed
                     superwow   3106 F.... conky
                     superwow   3113 F.... xfce4-power-man
                     superwow   3118 F.... xfconfd
                     superwow   3122 F.... gvfsd
                     superwow   3125 F.... pulseaudio
                     superwow   3131 F.... gvfs-fuse-daemo
                     superwow   3141 f.... synapse
                     superwow   3142 f.... docky
                     superwow   3143 f.... nm-applet
                     superwow   3144 f.... system-config-p
                     superwow   3146 f.... zeitgeist-datah
                     superwow   3159 F.... zeitgeist-daemo
                     superwow   3180 F.... gconfd-2
                     superwow   3186 F.... gvfs-gdu-volume
                     superwow   3194 F.... zeitgeist-fts
                     superwow   3207 F.... gvfs-gphoto2-vo
                     superwow   3213 F.... gvfs-afc-volume
                     superwow   3378 F.... gvfsd-trash
                     superwow   3383 F.... compton
                     superwow   3909 F.... gvfsd-metadata
                     superwow   9632 f.... bash
                     superwow   9638 F.... banshee
                     superwow  13253 F.... dconf-service
                     superwow  17982 F.... x-www-browser
                     superwow  19511 F.... geany
                     superwow  20639 f.... sh
                     superwow  20640 F.... /usr/bin/termin
                     superwow  20793 F.... xfce4-notifyd

Finally I have unmounted the volume with (not sure if this is a good way to do it though):

sudo fuser -k /dev/sdd1 && sudo umount -f /dev/sdd1

but I want to know:

1. why the volume became read-only?
SOLVED: because Thunar never ejects drives

2. how to make Thunar unmount correctly (aside from using the terminal command above)?


UPDATE:

Turns out file permissions had nothing to do with the read-only mode of files/folders.

The problem is related to Thunar's inability to unmount the external drive. I do not know if Thunar is incapable because it is flawed inherently (seems possible), or because it is flawed on my machine (doubt this one since scads of people complain about Thunar's eject-impotence), or because so many processes were trying to access my external (seems logical).

So, I am appending a new question:

Why are 39 processes (list above, courtesy of fuser -mv) which have no logical need to do so accessing my external?

#17 Re: Introductions » Howdy » 2013-12-06 22:21:03

Welcome to #! forums.

1. I used to live in Texas. I miss it.
2. I had a Geology TA in undergrad. She was superawesome. Every class, she asked us the same question: class if you learn one thing from my class, what is it? Class: Don't build your house in a flood plane. LOL. I also learned it is ok to eat rocks. Awesome class.
3. #! is great on resources, Openbox a charm, and, there are very friendly folks here, who are also very smart big_smile
4. GOT is dern good. Can't wait for Winds of Winter.

#18 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » HowTo: Connect to an Android 4 phone » 2013-12-02 03:18:03

Thanks for the tutorial. I have a question.

Using the first method above allows me to view my MotoX's photos. I was able to import the photos using Shotwell (veeerrrry slowly, for some reason). However, when I tried to unmount using 'fusermount -u gphotofs', I got unexpected results. A message was returned:

entry for /home/superwow/gphotofs not found in /etc/mtab

Umount -l /dev/sdb showed I had mounted several tmpfs (temp file systems I think, which should be Android). Lsusb showed I was attached to sda mountpoints, and several tmp folders.

I tried to troubleshoot and then left the computer for a couple of hours to run errands. It was not plugged in and shut itself down when the battery ran down. Reconnecting to power, rebooting the computer, and trying to access the drive again by repeating the steps, I get

superwow@rlyeh:~$ gphotofs ~/MotoX_gfilesystem
fusermount: failed to access mountpoint /home/superwow/MotoX_gfilesystem: Permission denied

Has shutdown and inappropriate unmounting borked my gphotofs? How to fix it?

#20 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » November 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-11-25 02:37:35

@GekkoP, thanks for the info. I liked it so installed. YES! love ranger. Now I must figure out a way to install it in the Android Terminal Emulator!!

@Ututo, I like the chrome/android-style application icon. I was going to add something like that to my own tint2 but found right clicking the tint2 panel gave the Openbox menu, so I just skipped doing it. I am not sure if my right-click behavior is default or related to having launchers in the tint2 panel.

#21 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » November 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-11-24 08:37:24

Krop wrote:

@superwow: it's conky...I can share the config, if you're interested. wink

If you wouldn't mind that would be nice.

@Ututo, that is a nice set up. What is running in the top right corner? Looks like a pager of some sort. And also, how about the panel at the bottom?

#22 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » November 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-11-22 06:34:12

@Krop nice looking and ... what is that mail indicator?

@GekkoP also nice. What are you using as file manager in tmux?

#23 Re: Introductions » Noob from Houston reporting in! » 2013-11-22 05:49:14

Welcome to the forums, @Count_Zero. I used to live in Houston, and how I miss it, especially the museum district & the variety of restaurants. You can keep the hurricanes and gas smell though big_smile

For me, #! runs far more efficiently than any other of the distributions I've tried (the big heavies: Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora, etc). I love Openbox too, so easy to configure.

If you want to learn about linux stuff, I suggest you start at the #! wiki and then try the Quick Refrence Thread. The sections on tint2, conky, and openbox were particularly useful in the beginning. My advice, stick all the things you think you might need later (shortcut descriptions and hard to remember terminal commands, like wifi troubleshooting etc, in your conky).

If you are security conscious, check out the paranoid #! security guide.

Otherwise, just paruse the forums. Screenshot threads actually are a good place to get ideas. Everybody is super helpful and friendly.

#24 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » November 2013 Screenshot Thread » 2013-11-13 00:41:59

@liquid, while I like your screenshot, very stylish, I like even better your wordpress (MrAlphaville) and github pages. Very useful. Thanks!

#25 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Question about dependencies: java? » 2013-11-06 02:18:46

Thanks for the suggestions. I tried

apt-cache --installed rdepends java

and got:

E: No packages found

But when I try

apt-cache depends libreoffice

I got (editing out the chaff):

"
Dependencies:
... default-jre (16 (null)) gcj-jre (16 (null)) java-gcj-compat (16 (null)) openjdk-6-jre (16 (null)) openjdk-7-jre (16 (null)) sun-java5-jre (16 (null)) sun-java6-jre (16 (null)) java5-runtime (16 (null)) jre (0 (null)) ...
Provides:
1:3.5.4+dfsg2-0+deb7u2 -
Reverse Provides:
"

The depends call tells me that libreoffice depends on java. The rdepends call tells me no installed packages use java. Something is not right here. I suppose rdepends just reads a list from the apt-cache entry at the "Reverse Provides:" section, which was poorly written by the package developer. Is that right?

Thanks again for the help. Learning linux is fun. I just picked up a couple of apt oriented commands, from you and from reading forums. Apt is so superior to Mac or MS software update methods. I love it.

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