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    Can't use DVD drive - 12.04 LTS

    Hi all,

    I'm about to start a university course and have received a DVD on which there are exercises, and when the time comes some exam assignments, only to find I can't open the DVD drive on my desktop computer. It can only be opened using the trick of putting a pin in the small hole under the DVD tray. Then, once the DVD is inserted, neither does the DVD auto-run or auto-mount.

    I am currently on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and in looking at similar threads, it seems all the above problems are common on this version. The various terminal commands I have seen suggested in these threads didn't work either. Can anyone suggest what steps I should be taking to be able to run DVD's now? I also haven't been able to work out how to access DVD files by exploring the file system on Ubuntu. Are there solutions within 12.04 LTS, should I upgrade my Ubuntu version, or do I perhaps need to buy and use an external DVD drive?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    Last edited by keeno.1; November 1st, 2013 at 08:08 PM.


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