Although it doesnt really majorly affect me, the eject button on my dvd drive doesnt work when I have a disc inserted. However, I can still right-click on the icon on the desktop and press eject and it works.
On 02/19/2011 08:06 AM, ccarrow14 wrote:
> Although it doesnt really majorly affect me, the eject button on my dvd
> drive doesnt work when I have a disc inserted. However, I can still
> right-click on the icon on the desktop and press eject and it works.
been seeing that reported off and on for five years, at least…
seems to be something with specific drives firmware…but, i do not
remember what…it is not likely to change until you change out that
drive to one with firmware which works correctly…
so, try to live with it…you might also find it useful to open a
terminal and type/enter:
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11
This is normal behavior if the disc contains content associated with an app. For example if you have gimp installed or gwenview and insert a CD / DVD with pictures, the default picture handling app will take control of the drive until you explicitely eject it using software. The manual eject button is over-ridden. Same thing will happen with music, videos’, movies, and even sometimes Linux boot ones. The manual eject will resume with the drive empty. If the software eject fails, you can put one end of a paper clip into the eject hole to remove a disc but this can lead to the actual program that had captured the drive to not recognize a new disc insertion.
For what it is worth, I was thinking that anytime the drive is “mounted” under the /media folder so that it can be viewed by a file manager, that the physical eject button is disabled. At least this the behavior I am seeing in KDE 4. If you bring up the Device Notifier, you can use the eject button there to dismount the drive and eject the media at the same time. If it is not mounted for viewing, the eject button most likely will work OK if it is not defective to begin with.
I am thinking that if the drive is mounted for viewing, which you could determine with any file manager, looking to the /media/disk_lable folder, then the eject button may be disabled as long as this is true.