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Old 02-03-2002, 11:09 PM   #1
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inability to change CDs with Mandrake 8.1


I am encountering a strange behaviour with my newly installed Mandrake 8.1.

After inserting and accessing a CD to the CD drive I cannot change it: there is no way to open the CD drive... pressing the drive's eject button does not respond, and trying to eject it using any other application fails as well.

My computer is an HP XE3 laptop.

This is the first time I am using Linux so perhaps I do not know of commands or procedures that should precede such attempts?
 
Old 02-03-2002, 11:41 PM   #2
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you have to umount the cd first... man umount or you can try eject from the command to eject the cd.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 12:36 AM   #3
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umount and eject do not work

umount seems to operate correctly, but then, the resutl of typing eject is:

unable to find or open device for /dev/cdrom

When I mount it again, it works perfectly well. However, ejecting either through a command or using the drive's physical eject button simply do not work.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 06:30 AM   #4
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eject will default to using /dev/cdrom if it's not given anything else. i've no idea why your button won't work. if the drive is happily unmounted then linux shouldn't prevent it...

eject /dev/hdc

if your cdrom is secondary master for example.

it's handy to create that symlink anyway tho, a number of programs will use that as a default...

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom

will create the link, assuming that the drive IS hdc....
 
Old 02-04-2002, 08:29 AM   #5
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had the same problem...

do a umount /mnt/cdrom....and then hit the eject button on your cdrom. Hopefully that should work
 
  


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