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Hi, I'm a linux newbbie. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post, but, here it goes. Sometime, after I've ejected a Cd-rom from the drive, ...
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    Cd-rom doesn't unmount


    Hi, I'm a linux newbbie.
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post, but, here it goes.


    Sometime, after I've ejected a Cd-rom from the drive, it still appears to be mounted, the icon is still present on the desktop (KDE, mandrake linux), and if I insert another cd rom, all the data appears to be a directory and a couple of files named "????????????????".
    But there is not warning, nor error message.
    If I eject the disk and try to unmount the drive, a message appears saying that the drive is busy.

    Ok, so now, I end session, start a new one, unmount the drive, insert a cd, the drive mount, and the data still shows up wrong, full of "?????????????????" files.

    The only workaround I've find is reboot the machine everytime the cd drive goes nuts, and I hate to reboot (ain't that what I was running from when switching to linux?).

    Has anybody heard about this?
    My machine:
    Mandrake linux 10.0
    Pentium III 1800 mgz
    Generic Motherboard
    256 RAM
    LG CD-RW/DVD combo
    Nvidia Gforce FX 5200
    uh... don't remember the rest.
    Thank's
    D.

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    unmount first, then eject. i think that's the solution?

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