Re: eject: unable to find or open device for: `cdrom'

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On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Nigel Henry <[email protected]> wrote:
>> The problem has partially returned. In my case, I have
>> # ls /dev/cdrom*
>> /dev/cdrom1
>> #
>> And I do the following:
>> # cd /dev
>> # ln -s ./cdrom1 cdrom
>> that solves the problem until a new reboot. After a new reboot, I have
>> to apply the solution above explained; otherwise, I get
> That's pretty normal Paul, as most of the entries are created in /dev by udev,
> at bootup time, then when you shutdown, those entries cease to exist. So a
> symlink will not hold over a reboot. I think you'd need to make some change
> in udev itself to do what you want.
>> $ eject
>> eject: unable to find or open device for: `cdrom'
>> $
> Do you have more than one optical drive on the machine? I have 3 optical
> drives on one machine (cdrom, cdrom1, and cdrom2), and if I specify which one
> to open the tray on with eject, I can open any of them.
> eject  (which as default opens the tray on cdrom)
> eject cdrom   (same as above)
> eject cdrom1
> eject cdrom2
> I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for, but have a look at the man
> page for eject.

Thanks, Nigel. I have only one optical drive.

Can I make


working without having to use

'eject cdrom1'?


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