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    Hi all,

    FYI. See Link.

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    Disconnect the HP TouchPad the Correct Way

    Make a Comment | Brian Burgess | July 16, 2011 02:23 AM

    Disconnect the HP TouchPad the Correct Way

    BYTE -- Windows users are used to just pulling out USB devices without getting errors. But if you pull the USB cable from your HP TouchPad, WebOS doesn't like it.
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    I know for one thing even the phones don't like it either.

    If you pull the cable, it'll take much longer for the phone to become usable again, displaying the glowing Palm logo for a bit.

    PS: Is that guy seriously still using Vista?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToniCipriani View Post
    I know for one thing even the phones don't like it either.

    If you pull the cable, it'll take much longer for the phone to become usable again, displaying the glowing Palm logo for a bit.

    PS: Is that guy seriously still using Vista?
    Hi all,

    My computer doesn't much care for me disconnecting the cord without ejecting the USB device first!

    take care,

    Jay
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    Truth be told, the Windows users that are "used" to just pulling the USB devices are playing with fire.
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    This happened last week on my Win7 64 laptop; pretty sensitive to doing this correctly, as my iPod gets corrupted and has to be reloaded if you just pull it off of the PC.

    Was <trying> to install PreWare (hasn't worked yet), so had the TPad in developers mode and was getting "no devices found" or somesuch from WebOS Quick Install. So I ejected the Touchpad, Windows then didn't show it, but it also didn't give a pop-up that it'd be safe to remove it after 2 minutes; figured WTH, pull the cord.

    OWWW! That hurts! -> ROFL

    Having tried this several times, it appears that the TPad was temporarily hung, as usually it disconnects in a timely manner from the laptop. Just not always. Hopefully, it's something that 3.02 will happen to have addressed. Maybe? Hopefully?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    Guess Vista users need all the tips and help they can get.
    Vista Protip #1: Upgrade to Windows 7, NOW!
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    Currently on webOS 2.x & 3.0 unceremoniously pulling the usb cable is one of the few ways to get the Media Indexer to re-index after adding new media to your device.
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    This is a bit odd. I've had this error a few times, and I am in the habit of 'safely' removing my devices. It seems you have to eject the device and leave the touchpad a good few seconds before pulling the plug! I do very much like the message it displays, humorous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noseph View Post
    Currently on webOS 2.x & 3.0 unceremoniously pulling the usb cable is one of the few ways to get the Media Indexer to re-index after adding new media to your device.
    The media player should re-index whenever it's launched. It doesn't for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtouch View Post
    The media player should re-index whenever it's launched. It doesn't for you?
    Pretty much broken since 2.x. Sometimes it works properly, most of the time not. I have even left my devices alone for a couple of days and the media does not show unless I do the usb cable pull.
    Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.

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    Palm Pre Plus -> Palm Pre 2 > Samsung Galaxy Nexus & HP TouchPad

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    I've been ejecting my TP from Win7 x64 and despite the fact that Win7 says it's safe to remove, TP still complains that it wasn't done properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msft_tinkering View Post
    I've been ejecting my TP from Win7 x64 and despite the fact that Win7 says it's safe to remove, TP still complains that it wasn't done properly.
    same here! Although I have once successful disconnected the TouchPad... I havent worked out the pattern though
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    mine too, also Win7-64
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBooDoc View Post
    mine too, also Win7-64
    I had the same problem and I just found the fix for it. Instead of removing the TouchPad through the standard remove hardware task bar option (the bottom right of the W7 screen), go to Windows Explorer and right click the TouchPad drive and select eject and that will eject it properly. For some reason it doesn't work with the regular remove hardware option.
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    tp waits for eject event.

    windows doesnt send eject event with "safely remove hardware" so always use "eject" in file manager.

    maybe there is some 3rdparty hack/patch which repairs the windwos stuff.
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    Actually, mine ejects quite well using the "safely remove hardware". Make sure you click the name of the device, indented below the top choice. works every time for me.
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    Is there a way to "eject" properly in linux? I'm running KDE and the regular 'safely remove' procedure results in the Owww That Hurts message
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xhorder View Post
    Is there a way to "eject" properly in linux? I'm running KDE and the regular 'safely remove' procedure results in the Owww That Hurts message
    Yeah, I use Linux and finally figured out how to do it today.

    If you can do an Eject by clicking in the file browser, do that. You'll know if it works if your Touchpad goes back to the homescreen.

    If for some reason you can't click Eject (I use OpenBox and Thunar, which didn't give an option for that), then open a terminal and do "fdisk -l" (you might have to do that as root), find the partition that's the Touchpad (for me, it was /dev/sdb but that might be different for you). Then do "eject /dev/sdb" (again, you might have to run it as root. I did) and that should do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaz View Post
    tp waits for eject event.

    windows doesnt send eject event with "safely remove hardware" so always use "eject" in file manager.
    I have tried this and still got the complaint from my TP...my OS is not Windows 7, though...Vista.
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    I have vista and no problem here.
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