D&C GLug - Home Page

[ Date Index ] [ Thread Index ] [ <= Previous by date / thread ] [ Next by date / thread => ]

Re: [LUG] DVDs won't automount in Mint 15 inc Link!


On 06/11/13 12:08, Julian Hall wrote:


Hmm, more strangeness.

What does this get you:

sudo hwinfo --cdrom

And what does this get you if run it, and then insert a disk?

udevadm monitor

Do you have any entries relating to the DVD/BDR unit in /etc/fstab?
Comment them out if you do, modern Linux doesn't require it for
automounting anymore.

As for not having a /dev/sr0, that is highly suspicious. Have a good
grep through the /dev directory, preferably when you do actually have
a DVD mounted, and see what device is getting assigned to the unit and
if there are any symlinks created (/dev/cdrom, /dev/cdromX, etc).

Lastly, do you have the option of running Windows on that box to see
if the behaviour there changes? You could hopefully rule out flaky
hardware there, although it could be a simple dodgy SATA cable or
badly seated connection. It would also be worth checking for any
available firmware upgrades to the device as well.


The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG
FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq