"gamin blocks ejecting cdrom in ubuntu hoary"

albi albi at scii.nl
Thu Oct 20 16:43:17 UTC 2005

2 of my users (using hoary) today had problems ejecting a cdrom, with
one of the 2 i had time to look why there was a "device busy" error

with lsof it turned out that gam_server from gamin was running and
"using" the cdrom-drive, after killing that process the cdrom could be

i would like to prevent gamin to start at boot-time but a grep -r -i
"gam_server" in /etc/init.d/ shows nothing and it looks
like /etc/init.d/fam (i read somewhere that gamin replaced fam in
hoary) has nothing to do with it

- did other people come across this ?
  http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/ shows some bug-reports for gamin, but not
  about "occupying" the cdrom

- from where is gam_server started during boot up ?

- how to (nicely) prevent it from starting ?

grtjs, albi
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