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Ownership of cdrom devices

Hello all,

I reinstalled Debian Unstable on my machine just a few weeks ago. Today
I wanted to play an audio CD and the CD player program popped up (Gnome
desktop, uses gnome-cd program) to play it. But there was no sound.
Testing alsa player by playing an mp3 (from hard disk) showed no
problems as the music played normally.

I tried to eject the audio cd from the drive using the button on the cd
player program and nothing happened. Ejecting from the commandline gave
the following error:

$ eject -v
eject: using default device `cdrom'
eject: device name is `cdrom'
eject: expanded name is `/media/cdrom'
eject: `/media/cdrom' is a link to `/media/cdrom0'
eject: `/media/cdrom0' is not mounted
eject: `/dev/hdc' can be mounted at `/media/cdrom0'
eject: `/dev/hdc' is a multipartition device
eject: trying to eject `/dev/hdc' using CD-ROM eject command
eject: CD-ROM eject command failed
eject: trying to eject `/dev/hdc' using SCSI commands
eject: SCSI eject failed
eject: trying to eject `/dev/hdc' using floppy eject command
eject: floppy eject command failed
eject: trying to eject `/dev/hdc' using tape offline command
eject: tape offline command failed
eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument

On checking the ownership of the /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd (CD writer and
DVD writer respectively), I got the following:

$ ls -l /dev/hdc
brw-rw----  1 root floppy 22, 0 2005-08-15 15:28 /dev/hdc

$ ls -l /dev/hdd
brw-rw----  1 root floppy 22, 64 2005-08-15 15:28 /dev/hdd

Are the ownerships normal? I could not eject the audio cd as normal
user, but there was no problem ejecting as root. I can't understand I as
normal user couldn't do that as I am in the floppy group!

Any advice for helping me out resolve the issue?


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