Fedora 20 does not recognize DVD/CD Drive

asked 2014-05-26 20:48:21 -0500

mcmillhj gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 21:43:03 -0500

mether gravatar image

I recently installed Fedora 20 on an old Dell machine that I had lying around. Everything seems to be going smoothly, but when I inserted a CD into the drive, nothing happens. USB inputs seem to work alright, but Fedora doesn't seem to recognize my DVD/CD drive.

I am assuming this is a missing driver. I googled around a bit but didn't see anything about others with this issue. Any idea which driver to install or how to proceed?


I have performed all of the standard install steps, including yum update

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Have you done a yum update already after the install? If not please run as root yum clean all , yum update

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2014-05-27 04:05:58 -0500 )edit

What is the output of this command: ls /dev/sr*

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-05-27 09:06:49 -0500 )edit

@hedayat Thanks for reply, I am at work currently; but will respond as soon as I get home to run the command.

mcmillhj gravatar imagemcmillhj ( 2014-05-27 10:08:13 -0500 )edit

ls /dev/sr* returned no results, dmesg | egrep -i --color 'cdrom|dvd|cd/rw|writer' also returns nothing

mcmillhj gravatar imagemcmillhj ( 2014-05-27 16:25:54 -0500 )edit

Is the drive enabled in BIOS? Worth a check.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-05-27 19:13:24 -0500 )edit