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    Yaten13 NNTP User

    Default Cant open CD drive

    Since installation, I have never been able to open my CD/DVD drive. I can read from it fine if I reboot and put something in it before SUSE comes up and it works just fine in WinXP. I just cant find any way to open it while I am in SUSE. The button on the drive doesn't work, and for example if I am trying to install something with YAST and it has the eject option, that doesn't do anything either. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Cant open CD drive

    Try 'eject' command with verbose output
    eject -v
    For more options
    eject -h

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    Yaten13 NNTP User

    Default Re: Cant open CD drive

    > eject -v
    eject: using default device `/dev/cdrom'
    eject: device name is `/dev/cdrom'
    eject: expanded name is `/dev/cdrom'
    eject: `/dev/cdrom' is a link to `/dev/sr0'
    eject: `/dev/sr0' is not mounted
    eject: `/dev/sr0' is not a mount point
    eject: `/dev/sr0' is not a multipartition device
    eject: trying to eject `/dev/sr0' using CD-ROM eject command
    eject: CD-ROM eject command failed
    eject: trying to eject `/dev/sr0' using SCSI commands
    eject: SCSI eject failed
    eject: trying to eject `/dev/sr0' using floppy eject command
    eject: floppy eject command failed
    eject: trying to eject `/dev/sr0' using tape offline command
    eject: tape offline command failed
    eject: unable to eject, last error: Inappropriate ioctl for device


    This mean anything to you guys? I'm relatively new to linux

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    Default Re: Cant open CD drive

    I get

    eject: using default device `/dev/cdrom'
    eject: device name is `/dev/cdrom'
    eject: expanded name is `/dev/cdrom'
    eject: `/dev/cdrom' is a link to `/dev/sr0'
    eject: `/dev/sr0' is not mounted
    eject: `/dev/sr0' is not a mount point
    eject: `/dev/sr0' is not a multipartition device
    eject: trying to eject `/dev/sr0' using CD-ROM eject command
    eject: CD-ROM eject command succeeded
    Not sure why the difference. Maybe try googling the last line of your output. Anyone else able to help here?

    What does this command report?

    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --cdrom

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