View Full Version : [ubuntu] Missing DVD Writer

April 25th, 2009, 05:41 PM
As simple as that. My DVD writer (Philips DVD+/-RW DVD8631) on a Dell Dimension 8400 is missing from the system. I tried a bootable CD & it works so it should be fine.

Anybody else got this problem with Jaunty?

April 26th, 2009, 01:23 AM
Nobody at all?

The log file viewer doesn't seem to list this which I found in dmesg:

[ 3.926592] ata5: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xffa0 irq 14
[ 4.200051] ata5.00: NODEV after polling detection

Looks like Ubuntu doesn't detect the drive at all :(

April 26th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Nevermind. There's a bug report that sounds like my problem: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi/+bug/335968/