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SD card in Nautilus (Fedora 23)

asked 2015-11-15 13:30:21 -0600

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I have recently upgraded from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23. When I inserted an SD card into the SD card slot of my notebook (DELL XPS 13) in Fedora 22 I would see in Nautilus its identification (left bar) together with an unmount icon. I was also able to right click on the SD card identifier and select "safely remove drive"/"unmount". Now (Fedora 23), that only happens when I place the card into a card reader and plug it into an USB port. In contrast, when I place the SD card directly into the SD card slot of my notebook, I am able to access the card's contents in Nautilus but nowhere I see an unmount or "safely remove drive" option. (The SD card is not listed under "+ Other Locations" of Nautilus.) I am also unable to eject the SD card using Gnome Disks. The card is listed there, but there is no unmount/eject option. I am having to unmount SD cards via terminal (command line).

The problem only occurs when I use the internal SD card slot of my notebook (DELL XPS 13, 2015 model). I can access its contents but I am not able to unmount/eject it either from Nautilus or Gnome Disks. When I place the SD card into an SD card adapter (Lexar professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader) and plug the card adapter into an USB port I am able to eject the card from Nautilus. When I place the card into the internal slot I type "mount" at a terminal I obtain the following info on how it is mounted:

/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /run/media/cribari/CANON_DC type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022, dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8, flush,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks2)

Additional info obtained after inserting an SD card into my notebook's internal SD slot:

[cribari@darwin4 ~] $ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:670c Microdia 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:20d0 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a5c:216f Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[cribari@darwin4 ~] $ lsusb -t
/:  Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci-pci/2p, 480M
    |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Hub, Driver=hub/8p, 480M
/:  Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 5000M
/:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/11p, 480M
    |__ Port 3: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=btusb, 12M
    |__ Port 3: Dev 2, If 1, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=btusb, 12M
    |__ Port 3: Dev 2, If 2, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=, 12M
    |__ Port 3: Dev 2, If 3 ...
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Are you able to unmount it via Gnome Disks ?

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-11-16 00:42:52 -0600 )edit

No. The SD card is listed there (Gnome Disks), but I am unable to unmount/eject it from there. When I type mount at a terminal, I see the following (among other info):

/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /run/media/cribari/CANON_DC type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437, iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro, uhelper=udisks2)

cribari gravatar imagecribari ( 2015-11-16 02:48:42 -0600 )edit

What card reader and driver are you using (you can get this from lsusb, lsusb -t, lshw etc - please edit the info into your question.

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2015-11-17 08:13:37 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-11-19 17:49:06 -0600

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Fedora 23 Files (Gnome 3.18 Nautilus) seems to be a little broken right now when using the "Other Locations" menu to access external drives. Ouch! As a temporary work around install "gnome-shell-extension-drive-menu" and select and eject your external drives from there. Works for me.

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Thanks. That works for me as well.

cribari gravatar imagecribari ( 2015-11-20 10:05:33 -0600 )edit

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