Re: Eject button, etc

Ulrich Windl (
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 08:57:45 +0100

On 30 Mar 96 at 12:39, Aleph One wrote:

> I been thinking about the eject button issues. I agree it would be nice
> to have such feautre but i will be kernel bloat. Plus someone will think
> in a few days something else that a keyboard shortcut for something else
> would also be usefull. So what about if we make certain key conmibations
> special (Ctl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc?) and have the kernel request kerneld so
> comply with the request. That way you could bind any program to the
> shortcuts, be it eject the cd, log everyone out, or anything else. What
> you think? What does the kerneld author think?

No, no, no!!! What has the keybaord driver to do with CD-ROMs?
Nothing! If you want to do that, then start a program on a virtual
console, waiting for a key. Then your program can do ejects, mounts,
whatever you like.

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