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Thread: Problem when using USB-sticks. They kill KDE-Partmgr. and File mngr. (20.04)

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    Problem when using USB-sticks. They kill KDE-Partmgr. and File mngr. (20.04)

    On one of my laptops I've run into the following problem:

    When inserting a USB-stick (FAT32 formatted), it is recognized perfectly.
    With KDE Partition Manager, I then wish to set it up as an .ext4 stick (by assigning a "sdb1" partition).
    Opening KDE Partition Manager, I see my main HD correctly displayed, and also the USB-stick as "sdb".
    Clicking on the "sdb" drive, the Partition Manager closes. Huh?
    In the File Manager (PCmanFM-Qt), clicking on the stick, the file manager closes as well. Huh?

    I'm completely lost here, I've never seen this kind of behaviour before in Lubuntu.

    Any ideas?

    Thank You.

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    Re: Problem when using USB-sticks. They kill KDE-Partmgr. and File mngr. (20.04)

    I think I just solved it myself.
    Apparently, the USB-stick was marked as "encrypted" somehow (dunno why?).
    Installed Gparted, which indicated this, and I was able to resolve the issue.

    KDE Partition Manager is now deinstalled on all my laptops. I don't need useless SW.

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    Re: Problem when using USB-sticks. They kill KDE-Partmgr. and File mngr. (20.04)

    I don't think I've found anything that KDE Partition Manager cannot do.

    I do often find `gparted` easier as I've been using it for years, and thus know it better (I spend more time looking for how to do things in KDE Partition Manager is all; that'll change I suspect with time).

    It's a bit late now, but if you'd filed a detailed bug report, enough that we could re-create the issue, we could explore it & if it's a bug, file upstream so it gets fixed.

    I suspect it's only that that you hadn't found how KDE Partition Manager expects you to work, how it was designed... (there are somethings it actually does better than `gparted too). KDE Partition Manager is used as it's far more efficient (lighter on resources) as it uses libraries/toolkits already in memory as used by the LXQt desktop.

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    Re: Problem when using USB-sticks. They kill KDE-Partmgr. and File mngr. (20.04)

    You may right that the problem is my failure to work with the KDE Manager.
    But that doesn't explain why the File Manager (PCManFM-Qt) gets killed as well.

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