[lug] Device not ready message.

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Tue Feb 6 07:15:55 MST 2007

karl horlen wrote:
> While I'm on I just thought I'd throw this out for
> input.
> My /var/log/messages is littered with the following
> message:
> Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in the
> drive.
> It looks like the message appears about every 50
> seconds or so.  I can stick a blank cd in my cdrw and
> that seems to take care of it.
> I'm wondering if there is any way to disable or
> configure whatever daemon is wanting something to
> mount in the cdrw?
> thanks

gnome has a daemon called magicdev (at least it used to) that tries to 
mount cd's that it finds.  Usu. there's someplace in the gnome configs 
to turn off automounting of the cdrom.  One of the first things I usu. 
do is turn that off.


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