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Old 12-23-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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eject cd-rom drive using (gasp) the button on the front


I'm running Fedora Core 2 and I've got a CD-RW and a DVD-ROM that work nicely. However, I can't seem to eject either optical drive without using the eject or umount commands. This gives me the irrits, because I have physical access and yet I cannot eject a disc with a single button press.

How can I eject the cd-rom and/or dvd-rom drives by pressing the eject button on the front of my box?


$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.5-1.358smp #1 SMP Sat May 8 09:25:36 EDT 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Old 12-24-2004, 12:02 AM   #2
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you need to umount it first, then press eject
Old 12-24-2004, 01:36 AM   #3
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Automount works too.

Except I never bothered to figure out how to set that up, but oh well. I'll get it .
Old 12-26-2004, 07:28 PM   #4
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thanks for that clete2. i'll check out automount.



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