Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 16:34 UTC, submitted by LinucksGirl
Linux In this article, learn how to be a more productive Linux systems administrator. These 10 essential tricks will lead you on your way to being one powerful Linux systems administrator. Learn about SSH tunnels, VNC, password recovery, console spying, and more. Examples accompany each trick, so you can duplicate them on your own systems.
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RE: fuser and screen collab
by Doc Pain on Wed 23rd Jul 2008 21:48 UTC in reply to "fuser and screen collab"
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Liked the tips about 'fuser -k' [...]

Regarding the trick "Unmounting the unresponsive DVD drive" I would suggest the -f flag to umount, and maybe the use of tools like camcontrol or atacontrol. I know the article is about Linux, but maybe there are similar tools.

# umount -f /media/dvd

would force the unmount of the media. If this is not sufficient, tools like camcontrol or atacontrol could be used to reset or reinitialize the ATAPI components (the drive or the whole bus) in order to clear any persisting drive locks.

Just an idea... :-)

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