I don't see why Ubuntu shouldn't just execute the 'eject' utility when the key is pressed? This would solve the problem. It also happens randomly on Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Retraction is not working at all! Using the "eject" command on command line works and "eject -t" causes the drive to retract correctly.
Use the Mac's Boot Manager to Eject a Stuck CD/DVD
Dawning, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http: Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available not the daily folder following https: It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue.
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Mac OS X - Force Ejecting a CD
Thank you for your understanding. Just wanted to add my experience which mirrors what others have reported.
I'm on a Mac Pro tower 1,1 running Ubuntu When I press the eject button on the aluminum keyboard, the eject icon appears in the upper right corner of the screen but the tray will not open. I can, however, use the terminal command to make it eject. Chris Sebes, thank you for your comment.
So your hardware and problem may be tracked, could you please file a new report with Ubuntu by executing the following in a terminal while booted into a Ubuntu repository kernel not a mainline one via: For more on this, please read the official Ubuntu documentation: Helpful bug reporting tips: Ubuntu linux package. Eject key on Mac Pro not working Bug reported by Dawning on This bug affects 4 people. Comment on this change optional. Email me about changes to this bug report. Also affects project? Bug Description. This had functioned correctly in 9. See original description.
Dawning dawning wrote on This seems to be a regression as it WAS working on Victor Vargas kamus wrote on Adam Fabicki adam-fabicki wrote on This feature was working correctly in Ubuntu 9. If your Mac doesn't think there's anything in the drive, no eject signal is sent. CDs and DVDs can become stuck in your Mac's optical drive for many reasons, most of which seem to have to do with the phases of the moon.
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OK, there are actually real reasons why they get stuck ranging from dirt and debris in the drive or on the disc to using the incorrect media type in an optical drive. It's a recipe for stuck media. When media becomes stuck in your Mac, don't spend all evening howling about the problem; instead, try a nifty trick that usually will eject stuck media.
If you have a slot-loading Mac, including portables, Mac minis , and iMacs , you may find yourself unable to eject a stuck CD or DVD because your Mac has already unmounted the media. Once the media is unmounted, your Mac may not respond to the eject command because it believes there is nothing in the drive, and therefore, nothing to eject.
There are various ways to force a media eject. This one, using the Boot Manager, is pretty simple and almost always works. This trick works because your Mac doesn't check to see if there is any media in the optical drive at the Boot Manager screen; it just performs the eject command. There's a rare case where you can end up with a disk stuck in your Mac and not be able to access the boot manager. This can occur in a Mac that either has no startup drive or has a brand-new startup drive that hasn't been formatted yet.
The boot manager may not be able to find any device that could be used to boot from, so it never appears on the screen. After waiting a reasonable amount of time, you can go ahead and hit the eject key on an Apple wired keyboard, and the eject command will be sent to all removable drives, including your optical drive. This last tip may work on some non-Apple keyboards as well, but it seems to be dependent on the specific keyboard design. Share Pin Email. Tom Nelson has written hundreds of articles, tutorials, and reviews for Other World Computing and About.