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    Question 18.04 - will not recognize dvd

    Multiple dvd's, including a brand-new blank, and movies that play well on my TV... but no joy on the Lenovo desktop (18.04):

    >> su ...
    #regionset /dev/dvd
    regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives
    ERROR: Could not open disc "/dev/dvd"!
    Please ensure there is a readable CD or DVD in the drive.

    and:

    # lshw -C disk
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVD-RW SH-216AB
    vendor: TSSTcorp
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/cdrw
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    version: LE02
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc

    I insert *anything* into the drive, close the tray, device makes 5 attempts to access the dvd and quietly gives up. Nothing is written to syslog.

    Thanks for you thoughts!

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    Re: 18.04 - will not recognize dvd

    Optical devices are usually /dev/sr0, just saying... But this isn't the problem.

    device makes 5 attempts to access the dvd and quietly gives up
    means that is very likely defective. Try a bootable CD and a bootable DVD to confirm.

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    Re: 18.04 - will not recognize dvd

    Could be dirt on laser, can try cleaning it, either by cleaning disk or by hand(google), or as chrome likes to say 'it's dead Jim'.

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    Re: 18.04 - will not recognize dvd

    Have you installed any codecs for playing movies ?
    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can".

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