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Old 12-07-2004, 04:58 AM   #1
seagreen
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Can't eject cdrom


I have an annoying problem with my cd drive.
Every time I try to eject I get a message that says: eject /dev/cdrom failed!
It happens about 80% of the time. especially with music cds.
Cd drive appears to be unmounted and I've tried the umount and eject commands.
No other programs are using the drive.
I'm running Suse 8.2, KDE 3.1

Any suggestions to solve the problem appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:10 AM   #2
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typical in kde. log out, log in and it works again.
if you log in as root from terminal, it should work (# eject /dev/hdc) <- insert your cd-drive here
at least thatīs the way it works on my dweebian. in gnome everything works, in kde (3.2) it is buggy.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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The most annoying thing about this is that the cdrom drive allows software to lock it. Dumbest thing ever. If I put an unreadable disk in my drive the whole computer locks up forcing me to reboot because I can't eject it.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:20 AM   #4
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I tried:
eject /dev/hdd (my cdrom drive)
from a root terminal but I get:
eject:unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument
I can't eject even when I login/logout from root/user using F7/F8.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:34 PM   #5
ericdan
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eject cd's

hi,
i have the same problem and unfortunately don't know much about linux yet. It reads the cd when i put it in and then it asks if i wanna play music or browse. no matter what i click it doesn't let me access the cd. doesn't display it on the desktop. and i can't eject it. only when running eject /dev/hdc as root i can eject
any ideas or suggestions what i could do?
thanks,

eric

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Originally posted by pevelius
typical in kde. log out, log in and it works again.
if you log in as root from terminal, it should work (# eject /dev/hdc) <- insert your cd-drive here
at least thatīs the way it works on my dweebian. in gnome everything works, in kde (3.2) it is buggy.
 
  


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