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Old 05-27-2001, 03:18 PM   #1
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Here is a somewhat useless question that reflects my laziness (or maybe my unwillingness to remove my hands from my keyboard and mouse).

I just installed RedHat 7.1 (previously running 7.0) and I notice that when I right click on one of my CD-ROM icons on my KDE desktop, that there is no eject option as there was in RedHat 7.0. I liked this feature because it automatically unmated the CD-ROM and ejected it in one go.

Is there any way to get this back or should I get used to the idea of pressing the stupid button on the CD-ROM?
Old 05-30-2001, 10:44 AM   #2
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I'm usually doing something in the terminal, so while I'm there I just type 'eject cdrom', and it just pops out. I never really tried to click on the desktop to do it.

I'm sure there's a way to add that feature to your desktop menu. Try to figure out where the values in that menu come from. Try the control-panel first and see if there's any clues in there.
Old 05-31-2001, 09:47 PM   #3
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I've just tried this in RH7.1 and it is great (i've just killed 20 mins playing .. in and out , in and out )

This from 'eject --help'

Eject version 2.0.2 by Jeff Tranter (


eject -h -- display command usage and exit

eject [-vnrsfq] [<name>] -- eject device

eject [-vn] -d -- display default device

eject [-vn] -a on|off|1|0 [<name>] -- turn auto-eject feature on or off

eject [-vn] -c <slot> [<name>] -- switch discs on a CD-ROM changer

eject [-vn] -t [<name>] -- close tray


-v -- enable verbose output

-n -- don't eject, just show device found

-r -- eject CD-ROM

-s -- eject SCSI device

-f -- eject floppy

-q -- eject tape

Long options:

-h --help -v --verbose -d --default

-a --auto -c --changerslot -t --trayclose

-r --cdrom -s --scsi -f --floppy

-q --tape -n --noop

Parameter <name> can be a device file or a mount point.

If omitted, name defaults to `cdrom'.

By default tries -r, -s, -f, and -q in order until success.

FNC, I had a look at K Menu Edit, but there does'nt seem to be a way to edit desktop icon menus.



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