Eject CD

CyberLeo Kitsana cyberleo at cyberleo.net
Sun Feb 28 22:57:09 UTC 2010

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 28/02/2010 05:01:48, Olivier Nicole wrote:
>> What in a standard installation of FreeBSD, on a server running only
>> MySQL and Postgress, could cause the CD tray to open by itself from
>> time to time?
> Dodgy hardware?  If the manual eject button is a bit sticky, it could
> have that effect.  Seems the most likely explanation to me.
> Otherwise, you'ld have to send a specific command to the device to make
> it open up -- something that would be pretty unlikely to happen
> randomly.  Unless you're running any applications that understand how to
> make the CD eject?  Something along the lines of
> camcontrol/atacontrol/cdcontrol?  Perhaps hald/dbus -- not that there's
> any reason to run those on a dedicated DB server?

I had a 4x CD burner that liked to do that. I chalked it up to drive
hardware failure after the second time it ejected the tray during a disc
read, and launched the rapidly spinning CD across the room.

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