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Old 03-15-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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CDROM won't open


Very often(but not always) when I use my cdrom, it refuses to open even after I unmount it. I looked in ps, and noticed that there is a cdrom process that stays active even after I unmount the cdrom. The process says /tmp/audiocd or something like that.I don't know what I can do to fix this.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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I had a similar situation where it was the physical button on the drive that was broken. Try to do a software eject by typing "eject" at a command line. (You may need to specify which drive if you have more than one.)

If that doesn't work, I don't know what else to do but keep a paper-clip handy.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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Paper clip??? I can kill the process and then the cdrom will open.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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Try

Code:
eject cdrom
I know it works in Slackware 10.x.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 07:00 PM   #5
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Tried it. Doesn't work
Code:
Device Busy
or some error output like that.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 07:06 PM   #6
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When you type "eject cdrom" make sure your not in the /mnt/cdrom directory or else you will get that error. So do...

Code:
cd /
eject cdrom
 
Old 03-15-2006, 07:28 PM   #7
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If you were listening to an audio cd make sure that the player isn't still active in the taskbar also.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:35 AM   #8
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For some reason the process that seems to be blocking it says /tmp/audiocd, even if the cd is obviously not audio. This blocking happens even with Kpackage, when it asks me to change cd's. I wasn't in the mnt dir either.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 02:16 AM   #9
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Problem seems related to cdda (digital audio cd's), which can get mounted under /tmp/audiocd.
I suppose many players support this format.
A quick google search turned up Alsa player for one. So maybe you can check it's configuration.

I don't know if it's possible that the software mistakes your data CD for an audio CD.
 
  


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