dell + drive door won't respond

Steven Pasternak stevenp500 at
Sun Jan 23 21:15:11 UTC 2005

On Sunday 23 January 2005 16:06, Larry Richardson wrote:
> Anyone seen this under FC2 on a dell machine, where the button on the
> drive door will just decide at random that it won't respond to a press?
>   Once this happens, I can't get the cd-rom drive to respond at all...
> the only cure seems to be a re-boot.  Has anyone experienced something
> similar, and/or found a way to get the drive to respond again without
> rebooting?
> Larry Richardson
Make sure that the drive is unmounted. With a terminal, type 'mount' and see 
if it is mounted. if so, unmount with 'umount <cd mount piont>' (replace <cd 
mount point> with wherever the cd is mounted, usually /mnt/cdrom)

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