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    how do I open CD - DVD drive

    Hi, My DVD Drive works fine but the button has worn out and is hard to get it to manually open .when i was running Windows i used the Auto open/eject icon from the drive list ,but i cant see how to do that with linux? so anyone can help me i would be grateful. i have searched the forum but all i have found is stuff about the drive not working ect; but mine does work if i mash the button hard enough to manually open it then i can auto eject once a disk is in the drive .but i want to be able to open it by clicking on it

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    Re: how do I open CD - DVD drive

    I guess you could build a launcher that would do that. Something like this:

    Create a new text file with the following contents:
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Eject media
    Exec=eject
    Icon=(choose yourself a icon you like)
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    StartupNotify=false
    Name the file Eject.desktop. Right click that file, select Permissions and check Allow executing file as program. Then you can drag it to the Unity Launcher and when you'll click it, the tray will open.

    Tell us if it worked, please.

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    Re: how do I open CD - DVD drive

    Hi

    Open a terminal and type

    Code:
    eject
    or

    Code:
    eject /dev/cdrom
    One or the other should work i think but i can't test it as i have no CD/DVD.

    You can put it in a script if you want to or create an alias for less typing.

    Kind regards
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    Re: how do I open CD - DVD drive

    Or, use a paperclip and push it gently in that little hole near the button.
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    Re: how do I open CD - DVD drive

    I have experience only with Ubuntu 12.10
    In file manager (Nautilus) you should see the icon for the cd / dvd right click on it - choose eject

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