cdrom device busy errors

From: Jeff Newton (
Date: Thu Jan 30 1997 - 14:23:31 CST

Thanks to everyone who responded.

First my original question:

I run a Sparc Ultra 1 with CDE and I'm trying to play an audio cd with
workman or xcdplayer. Unfortunately I keep getting the following error:

failed to open device /dev/rsr0: Device busy

The Solution:

It appears that vold (Volume managment) daemon is started at boot time.
With some versions of workman or xcdplayer, this causes a locking
problem. Until I can get another version of workman/xcdplayer and
recompile, I work around involved killing vold before running

Thanks again for the help.


Jeff Newton
Systems Administrator
Tantalus Communications
Datapark Internet Services Inc.
"Out the NIC, over the ethernet, across the bridge,
down the fibre, passed the switch, through the firewall, 
out the router, nothin' but Net!!!"

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