Do you have the "Use F1-F12 keys for custom actions" option in keyboard preferences checked or unchecked?AoWolf said:Not a big issue but a very annoying one. They eject key on my iBook is no longer ejecting cds. I know its not a hardware problem because the key will work fine when I use it for F12. Any ideas?
Whoa! I *know* my iBook used to eject CDs with F12 properly, but now (10.3.9) mine isn't working either.... weirdness!rccola70 said:Whoa man...I just put a CD in my iBook and the eject key doesn't respond either...I think it was the update (10.3.9)...the "Use F11 and F12 for custom function" box is unchecked, and I held F12 for at least 10 seconds...
Yes. Ejecting by dragging it to the dock's eject icon also works. Just not the key. I haven't gotten around to trying the restart/repair/restart thing, but it looks like the issue might be permissions failing to allow some kernel extension or whatever to load on boot, causing this feature to fail?Rocksaurus said:Can you right click, erm, uh, control click the cd and eject it that way?
Yeah, silly me, I was going for the uptime between 10.3.9 and 10.4 challenge. But now, the apparent incompatibility between SPSS and Tiger (and God knows when they'll fix it) has me in pause. Meh, maybe I will just eBay my copy of SPSS and switch solely to other apps.iBunny said:I also had this problem on my 14' iBook. It came right after the 10.3.9 update. A Repair permissions and shut down solved it tho.
Assuming you're not upgrading to Tiger this weekend like everyone else (except Nermal, but...hehe, well, you do live in NZ!), have you tried all the usual remedies?sourcemonkey said:same on the 10.3.9 i-book G4 eject issue...i've also had problems when my i-book is waking from sleep...50/50 i'll get a blank screen and have to re-boot (losing any unsaved data). all since 10.3.9...what a fantastic update. maybe with an i-book G4 and tiger you won't be able to insert CDs and it'll be 50/50 whether it boots up...
thanks mkrishnan, well yes im buying tiger this week. as far as the blank screen went: after hitting a key while it was sleeping i could hear the computer running...i could hear it waking up...i could see the screen flicker...but then the screen just stayed off. to be honest i'll only worry if it continues with tiger, 'till then i've set autosave to every minute so i won't lose text data. really, 10.3.9 was a lame update in my opinion. oh, and i looked at your i-tunes songlist...the 'enjoy the silence' video is still playing in my head from the 'top of the pops' days. i could go on and on about mozzer but this isn't the place to do so...mkrishnan said:Assuming you're not upgrading to Tiger this weekend like everyone else (except Nermal, but...hehe, well, you do live in NZ!), have you tried all the usual remedies?
Repairing permissions and rebooting does seem to take care of the eject issue for most people. The blank screen thing is troubling. But you ought to start with permissions and doing all the cron tasks and stuff and rebooting.... When you reboot the computer after such a blank screen incident, does the panic.log indicate that there was a kernel panic, or no?