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amazingtaters
January 3rd, 2009, 03:11 AM
So, I'm having a problem that's rather annoying. Ubuntu has decided that it's not going to play nice with the DVD drive in my Acer Aspire 5100-5033 laptop, to the point that it doesn't recognize its existence. I've been looking for a fix, and I'm stymied. I know that the drive works, because I've got a flash drive with Mint 6 that I booted to, then popped in a DVD which started playing right off the bat. So, the problem lies with software not hardware, but I can't seem to find a similar problem. Perhaps my google-foo has failed me, or I'm just plain stupid, but can anyone think of why this is happening?

blueridgedog
January 3rd, 2009, 04:09 AM
Can you post the output of


sudo lshw

Mine shows my two DVD drives as follows:

pata_amd
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVDR PX-708A
vendor: PLEXTOR
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/cdrw1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/dvdrw1
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.04
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-ide:1
description: IDE interface
product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
logical name: scsi4
version: f3
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=sata_nv
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVDRW LH-20A1S
vendor: LITE-ON
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: 9L05
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc