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Script to manage 'Remove hardware safely'

 
 
Mad Ant
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      11th Aug 2008
Hello all.

I had a problem with a laptop : while shutting down, it would always
hang on the blue shutdown screen, and would hang there continually. I
would have to press the power button for several seconds to force a
shutdown. this affected the reboot also.

I did some checking, and found it to be the WiFi PCMCIA card being
active that was causing the problem. When I would click on the
notification area to 'remove device safely', the laptop would shutdown
without a hitch.

however, the user of said laptop is a less-advanced user, and I would
like to simplify the shutdown sequence. I don't want to have repeats
of the problem because they forgot to remove the hardware.

The easiest solution that I came up with and would like to implement
is to have a small script which would automatically remove the
hardware, before shutting down ('shutdown -s -t 1').
Looking around, however, and I cannot find anything on the possibility
of a script affecting the hardware in this way. the closest I found
was something called 'DevCon', but have no experience with this.

If someone if able to help me with this, even just to point me in the
right direction/web site, I would be much obliged.

Many thanks, and best regards,

Anton
 
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