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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject: cd drive Reply with quote

i have a g3 ibook. so the only way to open the cd drive is the keyboard shortcut (no button like for pc's) in gentoo i am having trouble opening the drive. i push F12 and tried it in combination with some other keys like contro. i tries mounting and unmounting but nothing works... how can i take this cd out.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: cd drive Reply with quote

random guy wrote:
i have a g3 ibook. so the only way to open the cd drive is the keyboard shortcut (no button like for pc's) in gentoo i am having trouble opening the drive. i push F12 and tried it in combination with some other keys like contro. i tries mounting and unmounting but nothing works... how can i take this cd out.


You can use the eject command ...

Code:
eject /dev/cdrom


If you don't have eject installed, you can "emerge eject" to get it.

If you want your F12 key to function like it does in OSX, I learned (just today actually) that you can "emerge pbbuttonsd" to get those keys working. Once you have it installed, you'll have to start it with "/etc/init.d/pbbuttonsd start" ... the daemon is controlled by the /etc/pbbuttonsd.conf file. I didn't have to change anything in the file though. The defaults were perfect (for me anyway). Just note though that under Linux, you have to press the FN key in combination with F12 to make the CD eject. You can change that behavior, but under Linux, it makes more sense to thave the F# keys function as normal, and to use the FN key modifier to adjust the volume and screen brightness and whatnot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh thank you so much for replying and so quick. i was freaking out for like 5 min there wondering if i will be able to burn my assignment onto a cd...

i will go emerge that eject package now and i will look into that second one because it seems like a usful package to have.

thanks a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

having some problems:

so i dont know why but when i am pluging in the ethernet cord it is not connecting to the internet.

i obviously cant download the app and put it on a cd and carry it over to the mac because the cd drive is not working.

i do have a usb thumb drive but i dont know how to get that working in linux. any suggestions? (the light of the thumb drive is turned on but i dont know how i will mount it.)

even if that would work i checked the sites portage was trying to check and they are all versions above the one mine is looking for, i dont think it will emerge a package in the distfiles folder if it is differnet in anyway than the one it wants.

i need help, i am in big trouble if i cant use my cdrom drive.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

random guy wrote:
having some problems:

so i dont know why but when i am pluging in the ethernet cord it is not connecting to the internet.


You probably have to bring up the interface after you plug in the cable. Something like:

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/etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart


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i do have a usb thumb drive but i dont know how to get that working in linux. any suggestions? (the light of the thumb drive is turned on but i dont know how i will mount it.)


Not sure what the thumbdrive is for exactly ... but assuming all the modules are available, the thumbdrive is probably assigned to /dev/sdX when you plug it in. (I don't literally mean /dev/sdX, the X is just a place holder for the real letter.)

Try:

Code:
ls /dev/sd*


And:

Code:
dmesg | grep sd


Hopefully you'll see the device at that point. From there, you mount as usual. (i.e. "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt")
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. you are really great, i owe you my life, or at least a cookie.
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