I've been using this process for the last few kernel releases because I use tuxonice for hibernation.

I now have an odd issue that may have always been there. If I boot the generic or 386 kernel, mounting blank CDs and any other CD media works fine. With my custom kernel, I can't mount any blank CDs at all. CDs with content will not auto-mount, I can only manually mount them. Ever seen something like this?