[mythtv-users] DVD eject button SOLVED

Lorrin Nelson lhn+mythtv at nerdylorrin.net
Fri Sep 24 01:30:42 EDT 2004

I still don't understand what's up with the eject button (and after 
discovering /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/lock I thought I had it licked but 
setting that to 0 didn't make a difference). But courtesy of

I've got a fine work-around. To /usr/share/mythtv/dvdmenu.xml I added
       <text>Eject DVD</text>
       <action>EXEC eject</action>


On 9/22/2004 1:24 PM, Lorrin Nelson wrote:
> 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?
> -Lorrin
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