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Old 10-20-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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When switched to command line, repeats "sr0: CD-ROM device not ready" over and over


Hello all, and thank you in advance for any help.

I got into Debian via Knoppix, but have since upgraded and what-not, so my system is a fairly standard Debian setup, running testing with large chunks of unstable.

I think a recent apt-get upgrade (performed using standard debian.org apt sources) messed up my system though. When in KDE, everything works fine. Konsole also works fine. But when I switch to a command line window, it displays:

sr0: CD-ROM device not ready. Make sure there is a disk in the drive.

Over and over, scrolling up the page slowly. They don't display until I switch over- I can still see, for example, the system start information on the first terminal.

When I put in ANY CD into my CD drive, the errors stop. However, they restart if I subsequently remove the CD.

I have checked- There isn't an error in my fstab file, which is the only thing I could think of off-hand. What else could be causing this strange behavior?

Thank you in advance for any help.

Andrew J. Bonham
admin - at - paradoxdruid.com
 
Old 10-20-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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Check and see if you have an automounter running. ( I hate the thing, for exactly the problem you describe, so I've always made a point NOT to install it.) I also have just begun experimenting with Debian (via Libranet), so I'm not sure what the daemon is called in Debian. I'm pretty sure it has "auto" in it, though, so try "ps -ef | grep auto". If you find one, kill it while you're having the problem. If the messages stops, that's your culprit.

What's happening is that its trying every few seconds to mount a CD, so that you don't manually have to enter a mount command. Mandrake has (or had, I know it's been in and out, and I don't know its current status) a thing called "supermount" which made it work a lot like Windows. If the CD is in, its mounted, and if you hit the button, it automatically unmounts it and ejects the CD.

Automount does NOT do that, and it constantly bitches if it can't find a CD, so I shot mine between the eyes.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 09:37 PM   #3
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I think you've nailed the problem...

However, I can't find a process running by grepping for anything like "auto" or "mount".

Any other suggestions on killing this thing? I tried googling for names of automount daemons in debian, but seems like all have mount or auto in their name... hmmm. When I grepped top for "daemon", all it found was atd and portmap.

Thank you in advance for any additional help.

here's the output of a ps -e

Quote:
PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:04 init
2 ? 00:00:00 keventd
3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
4 ? 00:00:00 kswapd
5 ? 00:00:00 bdflush
6 ? 00:00:00 kupdated
8 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
65 ? 00:00:00 kapmd
67 ? 00:00:00 khubd
138 ? 00:00:00 pagebufd
144 ? 00:00:00 xfslogd/0
148 ? 00:00:00 xfsdatad/0
192 ? 00:00:11 usb-storage-0
193 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
201 ? 00:00:00 brltty
379 ? 00:00:00 pump
388 ? 00:00:00 eth0
393 ? 00:00:00 portmap
608 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
611 ? 00:00:00 klogd
617 ? 00:00:00 apmd
888 ? 00:00:00 inetd
891 ? 00:00:00 lisa
909 ? 00:00:00 squid
912 ? 00:00:00 squid
913 ? 00:00:00 unlinkd
920 ? 00:00:00 cupsd
952 ? 00:00:00 atd
955 ? 00:00:00 cron
960 ? 00:00:00 kdm
965 tty3 00:00:00 getty
966 tty4 00:00:00 getty
967 tty5 00:00:00 getty
969 ? 00:06:51 X
970 ? 00:00:00 kdm
985 ? 00:00:00 x-session-manag
1010 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
1026 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1029 ? 00:00:03 kdeinit
1032 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1034 ? 00:00:02 kdeinit
1041 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1048 ? 00:00:00 artsd
1050 ? 00:00:02 kdeinit
1052 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1053 ? 00:00:00 kwrapper
1055 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1056 ? 00:00:12 kdeinit
1058 ? 00:00:10 kdeinit
1060 ? 00:00:36 kdeinit
1063 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1065 ? 00:00:05 acme
1068 ? 00:00:00 gconfd-2
1069 ? 00:00:00 kscd
1070 ? 00:00:08 evolution
1078 ? 00:00:00 kalarmd
1237 ? 00:00:00 oafd
1303 ? 00:00:00 wombat
1329 ? 00:00:00 bonobo-moniker-
1333 ? 00:00:05 evolution-execu
1337 ? 00:00:00 evolution-calen
1342 ? 00:00:00 evolution-alarm
1348 ? 00:00:09 evolution-mail
1353 ? 00:00:00 evolution-addre
1358 ? 00:00:00 evolution-mail
1359 ? 00:00:00 evolution-mail
1360 ? 00:00:00 evolution-mail
1361 ? 00:00:02 evolution-mail
1362 ? 00:00:02 evolution-mail
1368 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1369 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1370 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1371 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1372 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1373 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1374 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1375 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
1376 ? 00:00:00 evolution-execu
2044 ? 00:00:45 gaim
2703 tty2 00:00:00 getty
2704 tty1 00:00:00 getty
2753 ? 00:00:00 gksu
2758 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
2760 pts/0 00:00:06 firestarter
3436 tty6 00:00:00 getty
3530 ? 00:00:06 kdeinit
3618 ? 00:00:00 nmbd
3620 ? 00:00:00 smbd
4056 ? 00:00:03 kdeinit
4060 ? 00:00:21 kdeinit
4068 ? 00:00:04 kdeinit
4086 ? 00:00:00 smbd
4090 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
4697 ? 00:00:00 wineloader
4706 ? 00:01:07 wineserver
4707 ? 00:01:11 wineloader
4756 ? 00:00:00 wineloader
4943 ? 00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
4949 ? 00:00:36 MozillaFirebird
4951 ? 00:00:00 MozillaFirebird
4952 ? 00:00:00 MozillaFirebird
4953 ? 00:00:00 MozillaFirebird
4954 ? 00:00:00 MozillaFirebird
4966 ? 00:00:01 kdeinit
4967 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
5041 ? 00:00:00 MozillaFirebird
5042 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by paradoxdruid
I think you've nailed the problem...

However, I can't find a process running by grepping for anything like "auto" or "mount".

Any other suggestions on killing this thing? I tried googling for names of automount daemons in debian, but seems like all have mount or auto in their name... hmmm. When I grepped top for "daemon", all it found was atd and portmap.

Thank you in advance for any additional help.

here's the output of a ps -e
It is called autofs4 and it is being loaded from /etc/modules as autofs so you would want to comment that out, it however works perfectly on my machine.
Code:
HappyTux:/home/stephen# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
sg                     24700   0  (autoclean)
nvidia               1628640  11  (autoclean)
apm                     9256   2  (autoclean)
hid                    21668   0  (unused)
usb-uhci               21708   0  (unused)
usbcore                57120   1  [hid usb-uhci]
ide-scsi                9008   0
via686a                 8192   0  (unused)
i2c-proc                6256   0  [via686a]
i2c-isa                 1196   0  (unused)
i2c-core               12868   0  [via686a i2c-proc i2c-isa]
nls_iso8859-15          3388   0  (unused)
sidewinder              8388   0  (unused)
emu10k1-gp              1224   0  (unused)
emu10k1                56360   1
ac97_codec             12204   0  [emu10k1]
sound                  54252   0  [emu10k1]
soundcore               3556   7  [emu10k1 sound]
mousedev                3864   0  (unused)
joydev                  6976   1
gameport                1516   0  [sidewinder emu10k1-gp]
parport_pc             25192   1  (autoclean)
lp                      6528   0
parport                24960   1  [parport_pc lp]
tulip                  38080   1
crc32                   2848   0  [tulip]
autofs4                 8500   2
input                   3360   0  [hid sidewinder mousedev joydev]
Also I notice in the list of processes you have running that kscd is there I have had nothing but problems with it so much so that I un-installed you may want to see if that is causing this problem, checking my list of processes running you see that automount is running so I doubt if that is your problem it is not even listed in your processes listed.

Code:

HappyTux:/home/stephen# ps -e
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:04 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 keventd
    3 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
    4 ?        00:00:00 kswapd
    5 ?        00:00:00 bdflush
    6 ?        00:00:00 kupdated
    9 ?        00:00:00 i2oevtd
   10 ?        00:00:00 kreiserfsd
  107 ?        00:00:00 kjournald
  108 ?        00:00:00 kjournald
  193 ?        00:00:00 khubd
  401 ?        00:00:01 syslogd
  407 ?        00:00:00 klogd
  411 ?        00:00:01 spamd
  415 ?        00:00:00 kapmd
  417 ?        00:00:00 apmd
  487 ?        00:00:00 automount
  492 ?        00:00:00 automount
  502 ?        00:00:00 cupsd
  524 ?        00:00:00 exim3
  530 ?        00:00:00 inetd
  535 ?        00:00:00 lpd
  542 ?        00:00:00 sshd
  553 ?        00:00:00 xfs
  559 ?        00:00:00 atd
  562 ?        00:00:00 cron
  567 ?        00:00:00 kdm
  594 tty2     00:00:00 getty
  595 tty3     00:00:00 getty
  596 tty4     00:00:00 getty
  597 tty5     00:00:00 getty
  598 tty6     00:00:00 getty
 4851 tty1     00:00:00 getty
 4852 ?        00:05:02 XFree86
 4853 ?        00:00:00 kdm
 4869 ?        00:00:00 kde3
 4905 ?        00:00:00 ssh-agent
 4921 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4924 ?        00:00:01 kdeinit
 4927 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4929 ?        00:00:02 kdeinit
 4936 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4944 ?        00:12:02 artsd
 4946 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4947 ?        00:00:00 kwrapper
 4949 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4950 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4951 ?        00:00:05 kdeinit
 4953 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4956 ?        00:00:06 kdeinit
 4957 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4960 ?        00:00:11 kdeinit
 4961 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4962 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 4968 ?        00:00:00 ksensors
 4973 ?        00:00:02 kdeinit
 4974 ?        00:00:02 kdeinit
 4975 ?        00:00:34 kdeinit
 4976 pts/0    00:00:00 bash
 5008 ?        00:00:24 kmail
 5031 ?        00:00:02 xmms
 5032 ?        00:00:00 xmms
 5033 ?        00:00:00 xmms
 5034 ?        00:00:00 xmms
 5035 ?        00:00:00 xmms
 5038 pts/0    12:23:52 setiathome
 5403 ?        00:00:03 kdeinit
 5404 pts/1    00:00:00 bash
 5530 ?        00:00:00 xmms
 5531 ?        00:00:00 xmms
 7749 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 7756 ?        00:00:21 kdeinit
 7973 ?        00:00:42 kdeinit
 9170 ?        00:01:00 kdeinit
 9679 pts/1    00:00:00 bash
 9715 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 9764 pts/1    00:00:00 ps
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:42 PM   #5
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Thank you very much, Happy Tux!

I commented out the autofs line, rebooted, and it's working like a charm.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:18 AM   #6
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Originally posted by paradoxdruid
Thank you very much, Happy Tux!

I commented out the autofs line, rebooted, and it's working like a charm.
Seems strange that it works when there was nothing in the processes list I guess it is time to chalk another up for the computer gremlins. Good to hear you got it going BTW and nice to see that you posted the solution in the Knoppix forum for your question there as well.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 04:22 PM   #7
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Actually, you were right.. it was too strange to be true.

I did comment out autofs, but I might restore that... it seems to have had no effect.

KsCD, however, was the source of my woes. You were right to warn me against it.

Last edited by paradoxdruid; 10-21-2003 at 04:27 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:44 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by paradoxdruid
Actually, you were right.. it was too strange to be true.

I did comment out autofs, but I might restore that... it seems to have had no effect.

KsCD, however, was the source of my woes. You were right to warn me against it.
That's what I thought I had nothing but problems with it, at least you got the problem tracked down now.
 
  


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