CD Eject

Thomas M Steenholdt tmus at
Thu Jan 5 14:57:53 UTC 2006

Joe Desbonnet wrote:
> 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 :-)
> Joe.
Actually, IIRC, windows (or the drive itself) locks the drive door too 
under operation, but the lock is released, as soon as it's not in use...

Anyways, there are plenty automounting variants available that allows 
this to work in one way or the other...

Hope this helps...


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