Unmounting usb disk impossible

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Jul 22 20:30:40 UTC 2020

On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 21:39:43 +0200, Morten Bo Johansen via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On 2020-07-22 Polytropon wrote:
> > Personally, I liked the way XFCE (version 3!) did it: It had
> > a wrapper "xfmount" which called mount (with device or directory,
> > as listed in /etc/fstab), and opened a file manager window on
> > success; close the window - xfumount ran, unmounted the device,
> > and everything was fine.
> That sounds nice. I also use XFCE.

You probably (presently) use Xfce, not XFCE. ;-)

> I wonder why that didn't
> survive into version 4.

Many simple (but useful!) features have been removed during
the step from XFCE (version 3, Gtk 1 based) to Xfce (version
4, Gtk 2 based, note the change in capitalization). The
"desktop features" got more attention, making Xfce much more
than the XFCE "CDE lookalike", so it could become a real
desktop environment with all bells & whitles, but the price
was - it became more complex, with all implications. Many
things went "auto" and didn't really work as expected on
FreeBSD. Xfce, like all other desktop environments, are
targeting Linux primarily, and their ports to FreeBSD are
often not 100 % "the same" when it comes to the supported
features. This goes along with all the overhead Gtk 2 has
brought onto the table...

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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