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Old 12-26-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Unmount and Eject with CD-Rom Eject Button?


Is it possible to unmount and eject a cd in Linux simply by pressing the eject button on the drive?
 
Old 12-26-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Not sure if it can be done. It does not produce a keycode so that is not possible that way. Only thought is a script that you can place on the desktop and checks to see if mounted. If it is then it unmounts and runs the eject command to finish.

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Yep, as far as I know the operating system is not aware of when the eject button is pressed, it's just aware of whether (sp?) or not the tray is out.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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Okay. Now the other problem I have is that I can't always right click on my CD-Rom and click eject. It gives me a failed message. Then, when I go to the command line and su as root and then run eject /dev/hda it only ejects sometimes. Other times it tells me the device is busy and I then have to use fuser to find what process is using it and then kill it before I can use eject again. So my question is basically this: Why does processes still access the drive, how can I prevent this from happening and why can I sometimes eject from root without any problems but not when i right click on the drive?
 
  


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