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Nomad Dome
April 20th, 2011, 12:07 AM
I've had a problem with my external USB DVD writer which seems to have gotten progressively worse as I upgraded. Drive used to work on Ubuntu 9.

Media will not mount. A few weeks ago, I could play DVD movies using VLC, but could not access any other files on a cd. This week, not even DVD movies will play on VLC. Drive works fine on my wife's macbook.

Ubuntu 10.10
I have no internal optical drive on this box.

lsusb shows:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2620 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc. V220 Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05e3:0701 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 IDE Adapter
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0846:6a00 NetGear, Inc. WG111v2 54 Mbps Wireless [RealTek RTL8187L]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Drive has power from computer (lights on, disks spin when inserted)

Nomad Dome
April 20th, 2011, 12:21 AM
okay... odd. After running the lsusb, VLC can now read DVD movies again. Media inserted still does not show up under places/media.