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Thread: Need help with setting up an DVD/CD RW drive (DA-8A6SH) with Ubuntu 20.04

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    Question Need help with setting up an DVD/CD RW drive (DA-8A6SH) with Ubuntu 20.04

    Trying to find a driver for this internal DVD drive that I'm using with a slimline SATA to USB cable. Cable/drive is working properly as I tried this setup on a windows computer. It showed up under removable devices and I could use right click -> eject to eject the drive to put a disc in. I couldn't get this to work with Ubuntu 20.04. Drive is showing up as CD/DVD Drive PLDS DVD-RW DA8A6SH (GL61) in Gnome Disks. Thanks for any help in advance.
    Image of the drive I'm trying to use:
    https://imgur.com/P4efptA
    Screenshot of Gnome DIsks: https://imgur.com/a/4WDaDa0

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    Re: Need help with setting up an DVD/CD RW drive (DA-8A6SH) with Ubuntu 20.04

    Is the drive working normally other than getting the tray to open?

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    Re: Need help with setting up an DVD/CD RW drive (DA-8A6SH) with Ubuntu 20.04

    You can open the tray with:
    Code:
    sudo eject /dev/sr0

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    Re: Need help with setting up an DVD/CD RW drive (DA-8A6SH) with Ubuntu 20.04

    Welcome.

    Drivers for all optical drives are already included. No user action needed.
    You need to get out of the Windows mentality and understand that different OSes work differently.

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