[Bug 875543] Re: [Dell Inspiron 2500] Can't eject cd rom : Inappropriate ioctl for device

Jasper Boer JBoer92 at gmail.com
Mon May 23 19:41:28 UTC 2016

Really having issues with this as well

"eject: could not eject, last error: Inappopiate ioctl() for device"

and 'sudo lswh -c disk' results in;
"  *-cdrom
       description: DVD-RAM writer
       product: DVD+-RW GSA-U20N
       vendor: HL-DT-ST
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi at 1:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/cdrom
       logical name: /dev/cdrw
       logical name: /dev/dvd
       logical name: /dev/dvdrw
       logical name: /dev/sr0
       version: A101
       capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
       configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc"

Very annoying. Bug for this still hasn't been released?

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  [Dell Inspiron 2500] Can't eject cd rom : Inappropriate ioctl for

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Bug description:
  It's impossible to eject cd rom with the command eject or with the hard button
  "Error ejecting: eject exited with exit code 1: eject: unable to eject, last error: Inappropriate ioctl for device"

  This is a fresh install of oneiric.
  Tried with the udev package from natty and it's working

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: udev 173-0ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Sun Oct 16 09:45:47 2011
  InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
   Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
   Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0cde:0008 Z-Com XG-703A 802.11g Wireless Adapter [Intersil ISL3887]
  MachineType: Dell Computer Corporation Inspiron 2500
   Socket 0:
     no product info available
   Socket 1:
     no product info available
   Socket 0:
     no card
   Socket 1:
     no card
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=f98a363b-9676-42d1-ae6a-afa64e3b5081 ro quiet splash pci=noacpi vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: udev
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 12/03/2001
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
  dmi.bios.version: A11
  dmi.board.name: Inspiron 2500
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
  dmi.board.version: None
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 1
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrA11:bd12/03/2001:svnDellComputerCorporation:pnInspiron2500:pvrRevisionA0:rvnDellComputerCorporation:rnInspiron2500:rvrNone:cvnDellComputerCorporation:ct1:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: Inspiron 2500
  dmi.product.version: Revision A0
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Computer Corporation

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