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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:05 pm    Post subject: How to eject on Quicksilver G4? Reply with quote

Hello all,

I have a Quicksilver G4 connected to a USB-KVM at work with a couple other x86 machines. Because the x86es refuse to play nice with the Apple keyboard that I have, I am using a regular ol' HP keyboard. My question is this: in the absence of the eject button, how do I open the CD/DVD tray?

Gentoo is not currently installed on this machine, and unfortunately probably won't be (although on of the x86 machines might get the treatment), so I'm stuck with OSX. At home, this problem is easily solved on my G4 with the 'eject' command at the console. But OSX doesn't appear to have this ability. Any ideas? I discovered that I can open the drive if I hit the eject button in iTunes, but that is such a tedious way getting CDs in and out of my comptuer.

For those of you who may not be familiar, the Quicksilver G4 has no external eject button (nor does it have the familiar paper-clip hole). (I also have the privilege of working with a machine that requires a dongle to connect a VGA monitor to it. Thanks, Apple.)

Thanks,
-b
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$ eject
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At home, this problem is easily solved on my G4 with the 'eject' command at the console. But OSX doesn't appear to have this ability.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ups.. sorry, since you are in OSX, if you want to eject a cd:
Select de CD and Cmd+E or go to File>Eject

If you want to open it and there's no cd inside, look at the right top corner of the screen, next to Time you'll find an eject symbol.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also F12 on most keyboards make CDs eject in OS X
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I tried the F12 thing, too, but that doesn't do anything (running 10.2).
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dragging the cd icon on the desktop into the recycle bin should also do the trick
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