Ubuntu

Trying to eject live CD produces two awful error alerts

Reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-04-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-mount (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-mount

Ubuntu 9.04 release candidate

1. On a computer where the CD drive has a hardware eject button, start an Ubuntu session from the live CD.
2. Press the hardware eject button.
3. Wait 24 seconds.

What happens:

2. An error alert appears with an utterly unhelpful message:
    Cannot eject volume
    There was an error ejecting the volume or drive.
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure:
    Cannot open /media/.hal-mtab

3. Another unhelpful error alert appears on top of the first one:
    Unable to eject CD-RW/DVD±RW Drive
    DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote aplication did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

What should happen:
2. An alert should appear that explains the problem in plain language, and explains how you can eject the CD. For example: "This CD cannot be ejected because Ubuntu is running from it. To eject the CD, restart the computer."
3. No other error alert should appear.

<http://library.gnome.org/devel/hig-book/stable/language-errors.html.en>: "A good warning or error message contains two elements: 1. A brief description of the problem. 2. A list of ways the user can remedy the problem. Both of these elements should be presented in non-technical, jargon-free language, unless your target audience is particularly technically-minded."

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, the timeout issue is bug #352270

Changed in gnome-mount (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in gnome-mount (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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