Fedora can't see my dvd drive on my laptop.

asked 2014-06-27 01:21:29 -0500

updated 2014-09-30 21:46:05 -0500

mether gravatar image

I have a Fedora 20 KDE system, on a Dell Inspiron 3737 laptop. When I had the Fedora live cd/dvd in everything was fine. But now when I put a music cd in the drive, the system doesn't detect the drive. I can't find it anywhere(/media, /dev, dolphin). I seem to recall at some time I unmounted it, but I'm not sure. I have tried to mount it, but I can't find a command that detects my drive. How can I resolve this issue?

EDIT: I'ts fixed. A codec was removed time back when I was removing software, and I reinstalled the codec. But still I couldn't find the drive in any folder or program, is this normal behaviour where there is a codec missing? So maybe there going to be something wrong with it again. I'l have to wait and see.

EDIT #2: It happened again, I couldn't use cd's and dvd's, someone suggested that it could be an unclean optiacal eye in the drive, haven't checked that out yet, it has happened 3 times the last six months but it always kicks in by itself, that is starts working.

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You mean real audio disk, with tracks? Simple mount command and enter will tell you what is mounted or not. Be careful, this will list all mounted stuff. HTH. Please report back what you have found.

zoltanh721 gravatar imagezoltanh721 ( 2014-06-27 17:59:19 -0500 )edit

@somethingSomething - I'm glad your problem was solved, but I'm still confused. Could the system not find the drive, a physical storage device, or did it have problems reading the files on the disc in the drive?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-06-29 23:45:31 -0500 )edit

@randomuser It couldn't find the drive/disks. When I inserted a cd or a dvd, it didn't get mounted, and as noted in my question I tried to mount it without success, I'm still new at this and I'm not sure if the missing codec could be the cause or it was like all the other times cd/dvd kicks in byitself, automounts after minutes or hours and no problem anymore. Obviously something is wrong, I just don't know what it is.

somethingSomething gravatar imagesomethingSomething ( 2014-09-10 11:32:47 -0500 )edit

Hrm. I don't understand how a codec would cause the entire disc to not be mounted. Something is wrong here.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-09-11 03:40:24 -0500 )edit