[mythtv-users] DVD eject button

Lorrin Nelson lhn+mythtv at nerdylorrin.net
Wed Sep 22 16:24:30 EDT 2004

On 9/22/2004 11:49 AM, Stephen Tait wrote:
> At 19:08 22/09/2004, you wrote:
>> OK, I can't get the eject button to work whether I'm running 
>> enlightenment or tvm. I don't see any other process running that would 
>> be automounting and, like I said, only if mythfrontend is running does 
>> the disk automatically get mounted.
>> Am I correct to understand that it's normal for the DVD to be mounted 
>> by MythTV? It's gotta get mounted at some point or you couldn't watch 
>> it! But isn't it normal for the eject button to not have an effect if 
>> the disk is mounted? I'm not clear on how it's supposed to be so I'm 
>> having problems fixing it.
>> Cheers-
>> Lorrin
> If you're running your DE without any of the usual background daemons 
> they like to use, then technically you should be able to eject any time. 
> I don't know if Myth needs the drive mounted or not, since I set up 
> supermount to take care of all that automatically (this mounts the drive 
> and gives access to the device as soon as it's inserted).
> Have you verified that the eject button actually works? Try ejecting the 
> drive when you're in the BIOS or something. If it won't work there, 
> chances are your switch is goosed and you'll need to RMA it.

mythfrontend automounts DVDs when I insert them. If mythfrontend isn't 
running the drive doesn't get mounted and the eject button works. If I 
then manually mount the drive the eject button ceases to work.

It sounds like you're saying that your eject button works even when the 
drive is mounted? I thought it was normal for the eject button to get 
disabled when the drive was mounted -- but if that's true how do other 
Myth users eject their disks? Or alternatively how do I make my mounts 
not disable the eject button?


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