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Ok, this may make you laugh because it can be very simple but my cd-rom is not ejecting the cd when it has one in it (I push the drive's button but nothing happens). I opened the /mnt/cdrom at the promp and entered the command eject but it still doesn't work. Is this for security reasons..? What to do?
you can also have problems ejecting bad/scratchy media especially if you have tried and failed to open a file or app from /dev/cdrom or /media/cdrom – I remember having to force a unmount on a number of occasions.
#eject – should work given some time if not man umount and look for the force option.
Did the umount give out any error output? If not-
Enter the command ps -f -A This will show you a (normally) fairly large list of processes currently running on your computer. Look for one that contains /tmp/audiocd or anything that has to do with using your cdrom. Kill the process, and then try ejecting your cdrom. Be very careful with this. Make sure(ask) that any process you are trying to kill is not a vital system process.
what would happen if i kill a system process... won't i get it up and running after my next reboot????
Is there another safe way of doing this...???
I don't get any error messages after the unmounting...the thing is that i can't eject the cdrom... I can't even push the button to have the drive open...the only way is either restarting a session or with a paper clip....
Just post any processes you see that have the to do with the cdrom, and we can tell you. If you accidentally kill the wrong system process, you can wreak havok with your personal and or system files.(depending if you are su or just reg. user) I have had this problem before, and the process on my computer(Debian Sarge) was a process containing the words /tmp/audiocd