On Mon, 3 Sep 2012 17:12:00 -0700 (PDT) Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote: > > >> I wonder if I need to add rudimentary eject hooks for > > >> udisks2 to the TDEHW library due to the plurality of bugs and problems > > >> in the HAL-less eject command, though this would not be for some time into the > > >> future as I have more pressing matters to deal with. > > For your TDEHW to do list: > > I rebuilt pmount with --enable-hal=no. No difference. > > In case eject had some HAL dependencies, I installed hal and started the HAL daemon. No difference. > > I rebuilt eject with a slew of patches from Arch. At least one of the patches makes a big difference with ejecting CDs/DVDs. eject has no dependencies to speak of--I have neither HAL nor udisks on my system, and eject works just fine, with or without -T. I suspect your problem is the same as the one described in this bug report: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=261880 The patch attached to the report originated with SuSE and has presumably circulated in some format to most other distros, but has never been merged by upstream. (Actually, I'm not sure that eject still *has* a viable upstream. I can't find any evidence of recent activity on the project's Sourceforge page.) So: eject bug, not a problem for most distros, and not TDEHW's fault.