I can't unmount an ftp connection in my ubuntu by clicking on the unmount option in the GUI.
The only solution that works for me is restarting the machine.
Is there a command or some other trick that will help?
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Sometimes, sftp connections can get stuck. Use
ps aux | grep sftp
to find the process ID of the ftp connection. If nothing else helps, I normally kill the process with
This should only be done if unmounting as user54114 has mentioned doesn't work correctly as it's not really a clean solution. However, I'm using gigolo in Xubuntu and I sometimes have to use this method if the connection can't be closed normally anymore.