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1928Dodge
March 18th, 2012, 04:24 PM
So I installed Ubunutu 11.10 as the sole OS. Initially when I inserted a DVD the autorun box popped up and said "What would you like to open to this disc with" or something to that extent. I then installed VLC and, to my knowledge, followed the Ubuntu guide for updating the codec library to play commercial DVDs. However, now I do not get that autorun box, despite the fact that the disc spins, and I can neither play DVDs or CDs. In VLC Player I get the error message if I try to play a CD:

p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'cdda:///dev/cdrom'. Check the log for details.

If I try to play a DVD via "/dev/dvd" (because when I browse for the DVD/CD drive it does not show up) I get:

p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvdsimple:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details.


Can someone guide me trough the process of getting the DVD/CD drive to be recognised/mounted, etc... ?

sandyd
March 18th, 2012, 05:51 PM
So I installed Ubunutu 11.10 as the sole OS. Initially when I inserted a DVD the autorun box popped up and said "What would you like to open to this disc with" or something to that extent. I then installed VLC and, to my knowledge, followed the Ubuntu guide for updating the codec library to play commercial DVDs. However, now I do not get that autorun box, despite the fact that the disc spins, and I can neither play DVDs or CDs. In VLC Player I get the error message if I try to play a CD:

If I try to play a DVD via "/dev/dvd" (because when I browse for the DVD/CD drive it does not show up) I get:


Can someone guide me trough the process of getting the DVD/CD drive to be recognised/mounted, etc... ?
Can you still mount the drive manually?


mkdir tmp
sudo mount /dev/dvd tmp

1928Dodge
March 18th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Can you still mount the drive manually?
Code:
mkdir tmp sudo mount /dev/dvd tmp

I tried that and got a long response that says:

Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
One can change the type of mount containing the directory dir:
mount --make-shared dir
mount --make-slave dir
mount --make-private dir
mount --make-unbindable dir
One can change the type of all the mounts in a mount subtree
containing the directory dir:
mount --make-rshared dir
mount --make-rslave dir
mount --make-rprivate dir
mount --make-runbindable dir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .
molly@molly--PC:~$ mkdir temp^C
molly@molly--PC:~$ mkdir tmp

Alas, maybe I entered in wrong? DVDs still spin, but does not show up anywhere.

1928Dodge
March 19th, 2012, 02:17 PM
I wound up rerunning the boot repair disc and then when I rebooted Ubuntu it remounted the DVD drive. Everything works perfect now.