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for the last week or so everytime i put a cd in the cdrom it wont eject and i have to boot xp to be able to eject the cd. this is very annoying and want to fix it.
does anyone know the command or the steps to o fix this minor problem.
also, i know redhat does not ship out with mp3 support . can anyone tell me whats the command using apt-get or the rpm package to be able to play mp3. thanks in advance
Try 'umount /dev/cdrom' or 'umount /mnt/cdrom' and then 'eject' to get the CD to unmount and eject. You cana also try 'eject' alone and see if it unmounts and ejects, usually works. Don't include the ' in the commands.
i tried that already michaelk , for some reason once i insert the cd into the cdrom drive, it wont eject unless i go to the terminal and type eject. when i first installed redhat 9 it worked fine. any ideas or advise will be appreciated
I don't think there is a way to unmount automatically. How would a drive know when it is not used anymore. in KDE under system tools there is a graphical mount and unmount tool. Understanding mounting will give you an idea why you can't eject without unmounting. I was pretty annoyed with the same thing, CD not ejecting, from the beginning.
It's been a while since I used RH but when I had 9 there is a Disk Management option in the menus somewhere I just left it on my desktop, that way just click the unmount button on that drive. (I don't like typing).