[Tuxaloosa] OT: annoying cd/dvd drive

E Hanson leprkhn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 20:31:01 UTC 2008

and i'll be damned if googling for "cd tray opens" doesn't bring an 
avalanche of windows user woes all "solved" by running a virus scanner. 
and after that you get all the remote-admin jokeware stuff that allows 
some to open a cd tray remotely.
these are all out since it happens preboot too.
i thought that maybe updating the firmware might do the trick (the dell 
website HAS firmware updates for this drive), but again - no windows to 
run that darned exe.

Robby Workman wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:13:38 -0600
> E Hanson <leprkhn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> i have a dell box whose cd/dvd drive opens randomly. it's very
>> annoying. has anyone ever had this happen? is there a way to make it
>> stop? to note: it doesn't happen when the drive is in use (and so
>> does not inhibit proper function). also, it happens sometimes before
>> an OS is loaded up (ie while looking at the bios or sitting on a
>> boot menu), so i don't think that it is linux's fault.
>> in short, i would like it to stop opening itself.
>> thoughts?
> I recall a thread on LKML about that, but I don't remember details.
> Might be worth a googling :)
> -RW
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