Gnome-2.18: Ejecting CD/DVD ROMs

Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Jul 25 16:42:12 PDT 2007

Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 07/25/07 18:21 CST:

> I think you actually need the `eject' program. It's a runtime dep for
> HAL on Linux. It's called by /usr/lib/hal/hal-storage-eject, which is
> used by the Eject method.

I get it now. Thought it's said in the gnome-mount docs that:

"The grand plan with gnome-mount is to get the appropriate GNOME
software (such as gnome-volume-manager and gnome-vfs) to use this
instead of invoking mount(1)/umount(1)/eject(1) / invoking methods on
HAL directly."

I got confused with that and thought that gnome-mount actually did
the work. I suppose gnome-mount/gnome-volume-manager simply adds
some wrappers to the HAL routines so the operations don't need
root privileges. I must admit I'm weak in this area.

Dan, care to write a paragraph that describes the relationship

HAL - gnome-mount - gnome-volume-manager

Right now the text on the gnome-mount page is wrong and we need to
fix it.



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