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guys just wnna ask... i have already pressed the eject button in xine's gui BUT still the light on my cdrom goes on... i had been waiting for several minutes ...
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    vcd does not comes out after pressing eject button from xine :(


    guys just wnna ask... i have already pressed the eject button in xine's gui BUT still the light on my cdrom goes on... i had been waiting for several minutes but still the vcd does not still comes out... any help???
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    try unmounting it from command line, i.e:
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    umount -f /path_to_cdrom
    you even may have to do the command as root
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexK
    try unmounting it from command line, i.e:
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    umount -f /path_to_cdrom
    you even may have to do the command as root
    most likely you will.

    btw, what does the -f parameter do to umount? unless, it is force. (my guess)
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    guys just a question.. isn't that if a vcd or audio cd is inserted ... it does not need to be mounted? hmm why i should unmount a vcd? (without mounting it? ) please help.. m a bit confused..
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    sir the cd is not mounted coz its a vcd. .. isnt that vcd's and audio cd does not need to be mounted? ??

    iv tried it... nothing happend.. still the light goes on. ..
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    Have you tried...

    Code:
    eject -r
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    btw, what does the -f parameter do to umount? unless, it is force. (my guess)
    Yes, the -f option is indeed force.

    icedtea, it has been a long time since I have played any vcd, but I do distinctly remember having it mounted. Also the eject -r option suggested by antidrugue should work.
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    sir coz i read it xine's website also that the vcd to be used Need NOT to be mounted. .. m not mounting my vcd...i just insert it.. i only mount cd that is compose of data.. or backups..
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    if all of that is true, then your cd drive i stuffed.
    give it a reboot first to see if it will come out.

    if not, use a pin to push into the small hole that is on the front of your cd drive.

    that should eject it. but i do doubt that your cd drive would just go kaput just like that.
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    the message i saw during reboot ( coz i cnt do anything but to restart) is

    hdd error.. seektime error - something like this
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