CD Eject

Joe Desbonnet jdesbonnet at
Thu Jan 5 14:04:17 UTC 2006

There is one really, really cool feature MS Windows has which I've
never seen implemented on any Linux distro: You press the CD Eject
button and the CD ejects (always!)

I know it's not the unix way, but is there any reason why this can't
be done? .. given that USB stick drives can be yanked out without the
machine exploding, why not CD/DVDs?

In recent years the only reasons why my Linux computer gets rebooted is:
1. Upgrade
2. Power failure
3. CD/DVD refuses to eject and someone needs it in a hurry :-)


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