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Old 11-20-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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CD Ejecting & Floppy Access on FC3


Two stupid FC3 questions:

1. How to eject the CDRom without being root? E.g. when I have an Audio CD in there, the player won't eject, and the "eject" command gives a "invalid argument"-like error. I can sudo eject and it ejects, though often gives the error message as well. Anybody know what's up with that and how to solve?

2. What device is the floppy drive (no flames about using it, please)? /dev/fdd seems to have gone away and I'm ignorant of how FC3 presents this device.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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floppy should be /dev/fd0

to give users permission to execute eject run
chmod a+x /usr/bin/eject
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:40 PM   #3
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floppy should be /dev/fd0
I agree it should, but it's not. No /dev/fd? at all. Any hints where else to look?

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to give users permission to execute eject run
chmod a+x /usr/bin/eject
It's already 755. It runs, it just gives "Invalid argument" when e.g. an audio CD is in. Player can't eject it either. Thoughts?
 
Old 11-21-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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sudo fuser -k -i /dev/[devicename] && eject /dev/[devicename]

This command searches for processes holding onto the cdrom and kills them. I found it suggested on fedora forums for someone with the same problem. That does still force you to sudo though. I also noticed that you can only use eject on a drive you have write permissions to, so maybe fc3 is mounting these cdroms readonly?

As for the floppy, what is in your /dev?
 
  


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