CD-ROM players keeps an empty CD drive busy.

Simon Piette spiette at
Sat Jul 31 15:53:45 EST 1999

Did anybody notice that with most cdplayers (kscd, gtcd, wmcdplay, etc),
an empty CD drive generate a lot of kernel messages in syslog and dmesg?
In fact, after a few minutes, forget about fetching info with dmesg:
it's full of "sr0: CDROM not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in the
drive." It generate those messages about 5/10 times a second!! xplaycd
doesn't do that. Is the problem coming from each apps, or from the


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