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Old 10-02-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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how do I eject unmounted dvd?


I inserted a dvd, learned how to watch it with mplayer, then leared how much easier it is with xine, then decided to try with another dvd.

In gnome I right click the desktop Icon for the dvd and coose 'eject'-->Error message: unable to eject the media, last error, invalid argument

$umount /dev/hdd
umount: /dev/hdd is not mounted (according to mtab)

$umount /media/cdrom/
umount: /media/cdrom is not mounted (according to mtab)

How do I get the dvd drive to open??
 
Old 10-02-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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you could try

$eject /dev/cdrom

or

$eject /dev/dvdrom

in console. Works with SUSE at least
 
Old 10-02-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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FOrgot to mention I also did that:

$ eject /dev/dvd
eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument

also tried kdeeject: same result.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 11:59 AM   #4
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I noticed when I looked at the dvd in Nautilus that only root had access. I tried mounting it first to umount later, but still no result. Then did 'eject /dev/dvd" as root: that worked! Thanks for your post!!
 
Old 10-02-2005, 01:40 PM   #5
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Did you try the button on the front of the drive? If you didn't mount the disc then linux shouldnt've locked the tray, unless it's still in use by a program.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 01:56 PM   #6
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I did, but that didn't work, so I posted. Problem is solved though (as per my last post) but thanks for your interest anyway.
 
  


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