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Re: Forcing a disk eject



On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 13:49 -0400, James Kosin wrote:
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> Paul Smith wrote:
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> >> From time to time, my DVDs do not eject. Is there some way of forcing
> Paul,
> 
> (1)  Be sure the DVD is unmounted.  Use 'umount' if needed.
> (2)  Then, either use 'eject' or the button will work (as long as it
> is not still mounted).
Normally hter is a icon on the screen for a mounted DVD and CD ther is
an eject option if you right click on the icon. eject includes an
umount.
> 
> If you can't get the DVD unmounted or other problems:
> (1)  File a BUG report.  Leave complete details of the issue.
> (2)  If you where viewing something, try filling against the component
> you last used the DVD with.
> 
> (3)  All else fails, most still have the little hole you can use a
> paper-clip with to eject the DVD.  Linux won't like this option though.
> (4)  A reset or other action is the only other way..
> 
> 
I haven't sen the hole for the paper clip for a long long time. The
worst this that can happen is that you have to reboot and while the
system in booting the eject button on the drive will function.
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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