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SubjectRe: strange behavior on multimedia eject button for cdrom
On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 21:45:46 +0100
Harald Dunkel <> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> Mike Keehan wrote:
> > Hi Harold.
> >
> > Somewhere on the web I read that some of the M1330 media keys are
> > directly connected to the drive, hence the lack of keycodes.
> >
> > If you eject a disk while it is being played, then the Linux driver
> > will get a read failure. What happens then may not be well
> > defined :)
> >
> Maybe there is some misunderstanding here: I am not playing music
> from the CD. It is idle. But if I press the CD eject button, then
> audio output (e.g. some mp3 file played from harddisk) gets
> corrupted, the network connection is dead, etc.
> Ejecting the CD takes about 7 seconds. Durig this time Linux is
> dead! I haven't checked any SCHED_FIFO or SCHED_RR applications,
> but AFAIK this shouldn't happen.
> If I run "eject cdrom" on the console instead, then there is no
> such problem.

try (temporarily) disable the hal storage polling thing.....
that could well avoid the entire issue.

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