Dag-Erling Smørgrav <d...@des.no> writes:
> Steve Kargl <s...@troutmask.apl.washington.edu> writes:
> > I'll try that tomorrow.  But, I now know that this is related to using
> > hal from ports.  If I comment out both enable_dbus and enable_hal in
> > /etc/rc.conf, the system works as I would expect (ie., usb now works
> > for unplugging devices!).  I further suspect that the problems lies in
> > hal_probe_storage, but haven't got too much further.
> HAL: the gift that keeps on giving.  It also has this wonderful feature
> where it prevents you from unmounting anything you've ever mounted,
> because it watches for new mountpoints in the system, opens them, and
> keeps the file descriptors open indefinitely.
> I know this isn't really germane, but I just couldn't pass up a chance
> to complain about HAL.

Hold on.  It *is* germane: hal_probe_storage auto-mounted your USB stick
and is holding on to it.  If this also happens with mice and keyboards
etc., you're probably looking at two different issues.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - d...@des.no
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