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


On 06/11/13 16:28, bad apple wrote:
On 06/11/13 12:08, Julian Hall wrote:


Hmm, more strangeness.

What does this get you:

sudo hwinfo --cdrom
julian@Cerce ~ $ sudo hwinfo --cdrom
[sudo] password for julian:
sudo: hwinfo: command not found
julian@Cerce ~ $
And what does this get you if run it, and then insert a disk?

udevadm monitor
That seems to have hung in the terminal with no output?
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.
No entries in fstab for anything other than local HD partitions.
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).
I have previously looked in /dev with a disk mounted and /sr0 is present and is the device used.
Lastly, do you have the option of running Windows on that box to see
if the behaviour there changes?
It's a triple boot (yes I know.. overkill :)) Win XP for older games, Win 7 for productivity and Mint. The optical drive works perfectly in both versions of Windows.

Kind regards,


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