Friday, May 26, 2006

Fix that eject button!

On Linux systems there really is no need to have the cd-rom drawer locked when a disc is inside and having to run the "eject" command to open the tray. This behaviour can be easily fixed with:

# echo "dev.cdrom.lock=0" >> /etc/sysctl.conf

Followed by a reboot. To have it take effect immediately:

# sysctl -w dev.cdrom.lock=0

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