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Re: eject CD

atul shah wrote:


I've recently installed Debian on a G4 Powerbook with
a SuperDrive.  I have found that I can eject the CD
using the command <eject> from the command line.
But I am at a loss when, in the process of installing
packages from a set of CDs, aptitude asks me to change
the current CD.  There is no manual eject for this
slot drive; and neither the eject/F12 nor the ctrl-E
keystrokes will work.  How can I get the CD out?  Does
aptitude have a hotkey for ejecting media?  Or is
there a way to map the <eject> or <umount> commands to
keystrokes that would remain available within
aptitude?  I would really appreciate any answers
and/or suggestions.
pbbutonsd - configure it and it will work.

The section that interests you in /etc/pbbuttonsd.conf is:
dev_CDROM           = "/dev/cdrom"
EjectCDKey          = 161
EjectCDKeyDelay     = 1000

Of course, you are interested in EjectCDKey value. Although I find it weird, when using showkey the code of the key in question (on my PB) is 0x6c on press and 0xec on release, while xev gives the value 161 :/ . I say weird because pbbuttons works in console mode, too; I don't know the inner workings of pbbuttonsd nor the keymap code in the kernel... maybe somebody can enlighten me/us and then I can work with diacritics in console mode,too :) .

hint - if you don't like to press Fn+F1 ... Fn+F7 to have the Fx functionality, change the line that contains KBDMode, to "KBDMode = fkeysfirst"

Much thanks,
Atul Shah

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