Bug 527799 - Cannot insert CD/DVD into carrier tray
Summary: Cannot insert CD/DVD into carrier tray
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 453095
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev
Version: 12
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-10-07 18:23 UTC by Joseph Sacco
Modified: 2010-04-13 16:21 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-13 16:21:52 UTC
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Description Joseph Sacco 2009-10-07 18:23:53 UTC
Platform: G4 powermac, latest fc11 updates as of 7-Oct-2009

Push the button to open the carrier tray.  The tray opens momentarily and then closes immediately all by itself. With fast hands, one can actually get a disk into the tray before it slams shut.

Once a disk is inserted, it does not automatically appear on the desktop. The disk can be manually mounted [for example the fc11 PPC install DVD].


Comment 1 Joseph Sacco 2009-12-20 12:52:02 UTC
The problem persists in fc12.


Comment 2 Joseph Sacco 2010-01-26 14:45:43 UTC
I am available to run whatever tests are required to resolve this problem.


Comment 3 Joseph Sacco 2010-01-26 14:49:57 UTC
A workaround for this problem:

As root run:

     sysctl -w dev.cdrom.autoclose=0

See bug number 543959


Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2010-01-26 14:50:57 UTC
do you have anaconda installed?

$ rpm -q anaconda

Comment 5 Joseph Sacco 2010-01-26 15:02:33 UTC
No... Should I?


Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2010-01-26 15:11:48 UTC
No, but it would be one source of the symptom

Comment 7 Harald Hoyer 2010-01-26 15:14:57 UTC
see also bug 453095
see also bug 527781

Comment 8 Harald Hoyer 2010-01-26 15:22:13 UTC
you might also try:

udev-145-15.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 9 Joseph Sacco 2010-01-26 16:44:43 UTC
I pulled down and installed


and rebooted that machine. Updating udev and friends did not resolve the problem. Unless dev.cdrom.autoclose is set to 0, the tray closes as soon as it is opened. 

Note also that auto-mount fails to occur when media with a mountable file system in placed in the tray and the tray is closed.  The media can be mounted manually using the "mount" command.

I did notice an oddity. The file


has two entries for the same device

# PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-111D (pci-0.00020000:ata-3-ide-0:0)
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0.00020000:ata-3-ide-0:0", SYMLINK+="cdrom", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0.00020000:ata-3-ide-0:0", SYMLINK+="cdrw", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0.00020000:ata-3-ide-0:0", SYMLINK+="dvd", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0.00020000:ata-3-ide-0:0", SYMLINK+="dvdrw", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
# PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-111D (pci-0001:10:17.0)
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0001:10:17.0", SYMLINK+="cdrom1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0001:10:17.0", SYMLINK+="cdrw1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0001:10:17.0", SYMLINK+="dvd1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0001:10:17.0", SYMLINK+="dvdrw1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"

This system has only one PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-111D.

I looked at an fc9 installation I had archived and saw only the first entry.

Deleting the second entry, killing off and restarting the udev daemon doesn't seem to help.

When the system is rebooted,  the file is regenerated with two entries for the single device.


Comment 10 Harald Hoyer 2010-02-12 15:11:06 UTC
ok, one thing to try:
comment out line 7 in /lib/udev/rules.d/60-persistent-storage.rules, which will look like this:

# forward scsi device event to corresponding block device
# ACTION=="change", SUBSYSTEM=="scsi", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="scsi_device", TEST=="block", ATTR{block/*/uevent}="change"

Comment 11 Joseph Sacco 2010-02-12 15:46:43 UTC

The change to 60-persistent-storage.rules did not resolve the problem.  The CD/DVD tray still closes immediately after opening.

I worked around this problem by setting 


in /etc/sysctl.conf.


Comment 12 Harald Hoyer 2010-04-13 16:21:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 453095 ***

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