November 20, 2008

How to make M1330’s eject button work with Ubuntu

Filed under: Dell M1330,Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 5:25 am

One problem i had with my dell is not really a critical issue more of an annoyance. The fancy eject button just above my the dell’s keyboard those not work. I would have to manually right click and eject any mounted cd from its icon on the desktop. it would make my life easier if solved. well i have found a solution

open terminal


and run this command.

sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

now add this line to the bottom of the config text file that opens

# allow eject of cdrom using eject button

save and close.

The eject botton should now work.


  1. I found your information very helpful. Thanks.

    Comment by Doug — December 9, 2008 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

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  3. Hi… This was very helpful. I did what you said and it worked instantly. However when I opened the file, it was actually blank, as though it was being created for the first time. Is that so?

    Comment by Bharatwaj Appasamy — March 29, 2009 @ 9:37 am | Reply

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