Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196612
grip cannot ejects audio CDs
Last modified: 2009-05-30 07:48:14 EDT
Description of problem:
grip cannot eject.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.insert audio CD
3.Press grip's eject button
Track display clears and then re-displays, but disk is not ejected.
CD should eject.
auto eject at the end of ripping doesn't work either.
Sometimes I can get a data CD to eject, but not always.
Once grip exits, typing eject will eject the CD.
Is this on x86_64 only. Because I cannot reproduce it on i386 and I have not
heard from anything likes this anywhere else.
I have the same problem on a standard i386 platform
(different machines, different CD/DVD drives).
It might be related to the audio CD itself, because
it usually happens if the CD has additional media
tracks (like a data section for computers or video
I finally have a 32 bit system to try it on. It happens the same there.
Different brand of DVD drive, too.
These are plain audio CDs. They aren't mounted. There are no problems ejecting
once grip exits.
I'm running kernel 2.6.17-2157. I don't know if the 64bit system is the exact
same kernel, but it's definitely 2.4.17.
This works for me: ( grip; sleep 1; eject )
If autorip on insert is selected, it will start ripping tracks again.
I was now able to verify it. Most of the times the CD is not ejected. Sometimes
the CD actually is ejected but this does not happen very often. Unfortunately I
have no idea what the problem is and have not found anything on the grip
mailinglists about this problem.
I switched to an external USB drive (NEC). That works perfectly.
I'm guessing that this is really a kernel IDE driver problem.
I have found a solution for this problem. If use the eject routine from libcdio
it works every time but only if I have the newest version of libcdio installed.
As soon the newest libcdio is available for fedora I will release a new version
During further investigation I discovered that this cannot be fixed in grip. The
problem is that hal polls on the CD drive. The only solution for this problem is
to disable hal polling by doing something like this: hal-disable-polling
Closing it now with CANTFIX.