Comment 4 for bug 283316

Also on Kubuntu:

root@upstairs-linux:~# apt-cache policy eject hal
eject:
  Installed: 2.1.5-9ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.1.5-9ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.1.5-9ubuntu2 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
hal:
  Installed: 0.5.11-4ubuntu3
  Candidate: 0.5.11-4ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 0.5.11-4ubuntu3 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

root@upstairs-linux:~# eject -v
eject: using default device `cdrom'
eject: device name is `cdrom'
eject: expanded name is `/dev/cdrom'
eject: `/dev/cdrom' is a link to `/dev/scd0'
eject: `/dev/scd0' is not mounted
eject: `/dev/scd0' is not a mount point
eject: `/dev/scd0' is not a multipartition device
eject: trying to eject `/dev/scd0' using CD-ROM eject command
eject: CD-ROM eject command succeeded

root@upstairs-linux:~# lshw -C disk
  *-cdrom
       description: DVD-RAM writer
       product: DVD_RW ND-4570A
       vendor: _NEC
       physical id: 3
       bus info: scsi@5:0.1.0
       logical name: /dev/cdrom
       logical name: /dev/cdrw
       logical name: /dev/dvd
       logical name: /dev/dvdrw
       logical name: /dev/scd0
       logical name: /dev/sr0
       version: 1.03
       serial: [_NEC DVD_RW ND-4570A 1.0306080300
       capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
       configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
     *-medium
          physical id: 0
          logical name: /dev/cdrom