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#1 2009-12-15 20:03:53

Registered: 2009-12-15
Posts: 8

CD tray closes automatically while devkit-disks-daemon is running

Whenever I try to eject my CD drive, regardless if a disc is in it or not, the drive opens the tray, but then closes it automatically, often before the tray has fully slid out. Sometimes when I try to eject it, the reading LED turns on for a while, but the drive does not eject the tray and I have to press the eject button again (then I get the automatic closing just described). This also happens if I try to eject the tray from software (i.e. the eject command or a desktop menu item).

Killing the devkit-disks-daemon allows me to eject my drive properly without it trying to close on its own.
Using udev 146-2 and devicekit-disks 009-3

When searching for info online, I came across this Ubuntu bug report of what seems to be a similar bug in Ubuntu 9.10, but I believe they use a different version of udev, and I don't know what patches either Ubuntu or Arch have applied. … bug/356631

My system:

$ uname -a
Linux bigkahuna 2.6.31-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 10 19:01:40 CET 2009 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2300 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

$ devkit-disks --dump
[i]cut to show only the relavent device[/i]
Showing information for /org/freedesktop/DeviceKit/Disks/devices/hda
  native-path:                 /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.1/ide0/0.0/block/hda
  device:                      3:0
  device-file:                 /dev/hda
    by-id:                     /dev/disk/by-id/ata-_NEC_DVD_RW_ND-3500AG_
    by-path:                   /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:14.1
  detected at:                 Tue 15 Dec 2009 09:52:22 AM CST
  system internal:             0
  removable:                   1
  has media:                   0
    detects change:            1
    detection by polling:      1
    detection inhibitable:     1
    detection inhibited:       0
  is read only:                0
  is mounted:                  0
  mount paths:             
  mounted by uid:              0
  presentation hide:           0
  presentation nopolicy:       0
  presentation name:           
  presentation icon:           
  size:                        0
  block size:                  0
  job underway:                no
    model:                     _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
    revision:                  2.1A
    detachable:                0
    can spindown:              0
    rotational media:          1
    ejectable:                 1
      compat:                  optical_cd optical_cd_r optical_cd_rw optical_dvd optical_dvd_r optical_mrw optical_mrw_w
    interface:                 (unknown)
    if speed:                  (unknown)
    ATA SMART:                 not available


#2 2009-12-29 09:41:39

Registered: 2009-06-06
Posts: 26

Re: CD tray closes automatically while devkit-disks-daemon is running

I have the same problem here.
A (crappy) temporary solution is to downgrade to udev-stable package in AUR. With this I lose the gdm buttons to poweroff and restart, and the suspend/hibernate in the gnome logout menu.
I dont use them, so i can survive until a patch is released smile

Last edited by Frostwarrior (2009-12-29 09:55:02)


#3 2009-12-29 12:59:37

From: Bologna Italy
Registered: 2006-06-27
Posts: 26

Re: CD tray closes automatically while devkit-disks-daemon is running

same here... I thought it was an hardware problem big_smile
Btw my reflexes improved a lot: fighting like a mongoose catching discs before the tray closes smile


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