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Old 02-07-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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CD Tray do not eject in Red Hat 9

I am facing a typical problem. I have two cd drives.
1) Creative 48X cd rom drive &
2) LG 32X 10X 40X cd writer

When i am inserting a cd under red hat 9 session, it goes into the tray smoothly but if i want to eject it by pressing the drive's eject button, the cd drive does not responding at all. it happens for both of the drives. but in windows there is no problem.
why this is happening? please provide me help how to get rid of this problem.
Old 02-07-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Right click on the drive icon on your desktop, then click eject.
Old 02-07-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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I'd be willing to be that you just aren't unmounting the CD prior to pressing eject. -- J.W.
Old 02-07-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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RH9 automagically mounts, but you have to specifically tell it to unmount before ejecting ?

Or maybe - I've noticed that if I browse a mounted CD with Konqueror (KDE 3.3.2 and earlier), it starts a kio_thumbnail process. I cant eject the disk until the process is killed. Usually by closing the konqueror window. This happens with both Mandrake 10.1 and Slackware 10. Mandrake should automagically mount and umount the disk, using supermount, but the kio_thumbnail process blocks this. Slackware needs me to manually mount and unmount, it the CD is mounted, then no amount of button pressing ejects it.

Try a manual 'umount /mnt/media' before pressing the eject button.
Old 02-10-2005, 09:12 AM   #5
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u can see if ur cdrom is mounted

if it is mounted

umount /dev/cdrom

and to eject it u can do this also from

eject /dev/cdrom

this works if the disk is unmounted



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