View Full Version : [ubuntu] USB external dvd

April 24th, 2008, 06:02 PM
My current dvd player only burns in xp,,Its pretty old, so I was thinking of replacing it. Newegg has a good deal on these:


will ubuntu support this?

April 24th, 2008, 06:44 PM
I use a HP external dvd burner connected via usb and have not experienced any issues. As for the lite-on brand I can not say if it will work or not but since the HP works I don't see why lite-on shouldn't work either.

April 25th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Well I upgraded to 8.10 and mine no longer works, I need a fix and can't find one.

April 25th, 2008, 03:35 PM
thats sucks,,Im kinda scared to up grade for similar reasons.

April 25th, 2008, 03:48 PM
i have : LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5236K
and im using 8.04 and its was Plug N Play i didnt touch anything

same vendor i dont see any reason to fail

April 25th, 2008, 11:30 PM
cool,,glad to know.I just wasnt sure how ubuntu handles USB. I probably will get it...I'll post any successes/failures

April 26th, 2008, 01:34 AM
I got mine to work last night simple by removing the power cord and plugging it back in.... weird but it works fine now... no other issues.