[mythtv-users] DVD drive won't eject

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 17:07:26 UTC 2007

On 9/27/07, Matt <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed a problem that's started to occur over the past month of
> two.  I'm running current SVN (as of this week), and over the past
> couple of months I've noticed that I can no longer manually control my
> DVD drive with the button on the front of it.
> When I try the "Eject Media" it will work a few times, but then it
> will always come up with an error message saying "Unable to open or
> close the empty drive LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S (/dev/scd0).  You may
> have to use the eject button on the drive".  However, like I've said,
> it's like myth locks the utilization of the physical eject button.  If
> the frontend isn't running, it works just fine.  When I use the "eject
> media" options, it'll turn on the LCD light on the drive, spin it up
> for about a second, and then the message comes up.
> The only way I can ever resolve this is by rebooting the machine.  Any
> ideas on how to fix this?  I think this is a myth problem because it
> used to work with the physical button just fine.

Could it be a permissions issue for the drive?

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