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I cannot see data on CD

Postby willi on Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:09 pm

Hey everybody,
I have a strange problem. I cannot see if there is anything on CDs. When I use file browser thunar or pcmanfm I don't get any information opening /media/cdrom. It's not a problem with the hardware because I can burn CDs (using brasero) which open on other computers.
Thanks a lot in advance. Sorry if this is a very nooby question but I tried to find something in the internet but I did not succeed.

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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby bobcollard on Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:44 pm

willi wrote:Hey everybody,
I have a strange problem. I cannot see if there is anything on CDs. When I use file browser thunar or pcmanfm I don't get any information opening /media/cdrom. It's not a problem with the hardware because I can burn CDs (using brasero) which open on other computers.
Thanks a lot in advance. Sorry if this is a very nooby question but I tried to find something in the internet but I did not succeed.

Willi

I am attaching a screenshot of Thunar with a DVD highlighted and it's contents displayed. Nothing special done, just click on the DVD name. Now, if you are trying to look at something you have just burned you must first eject it and then replace it to open it. Then if it is full of folders or music you will see icons and titles.
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby willi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:15 pm

I think I did explain too little. When I put in whatever cd I cannot see what you do whith your thunar. It does not highlight any cd. Even when I try to open the path /media/cdrom I do not see anything. But the hardware is working for example I am automatically asked if I want to open decibel audio player. This happens with all my CDs whether I burned them or not.

.... OOPS. I think I am in the wrong forum :oops: . I have fluxbox edition. Might this have anything to do with my problem? Anyways the filebrowser is thunar.
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby bobcollard on Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:54 pm

willi wrote:I think I did explain too little. When I put in whatever cd I cannot see what you do whith your thunar. It does not highlight any cd. Even when I try to open the path /media/cdrom I do not see anything. But the hardware is working for example I am automatically asked if I want to open decibel audio player. This happens with all my CDs whether I burned them or not.

.... OOPS. I think I am in the wrong forum :oops: . I have fluxbox edition. Might this have anything to do with my problem? Anyways the filebrowser is thunar.

I highlighted the disk by clicking on it. Thunar should be the same in all systems. I'm actually running Xubuntu (XFCE) I haven't had time to change my signature. Open Synaptic Package Manager and type thunar into the search box. Then reinstall it and see if that makes a difference.
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby willi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:01 pm

Again I explained badly (sorry but my english is quite poor), "highlighted" was the wrong word to choose. I cannot see something like a cd icon like you do. what you have on the left of your screenshot, a cd icon and the name of the disc (twilight in your case) cannot be seen on my computer. I dont know if thunar is the problem, because the other filemanager pcmanfm. does not show the content neighter.
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby Robin on Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:59 pm

I'm not sure if this is helpful or not... thought it was a bug in Helena Xfce, but maybe it applies here too:

Open Synaptic and install halevt. Halevt is a companion to HAL that helps it recognize external media. That fixed my similar problem in Helena Xfce RC1... perhaps it'll help you too.

Let us know,
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby willi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:01 pm

Robin wrote:I'm not sure if this is helpful or not... thought it was a bug in Helena Xfce, but maybe it applies here too:

Open Synaptic and install halevt. Halevt is a companion to HAL that helps it recognize external media. That fixed my similar problem in Helena Xfce RC1... perhaps it'll help you too.

Let us know,
Robin


I tried and had no luck. It would be great if there are other suggestions.
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby willi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:22 pm

After hours of searching the net I finally found a solution. I changed parameters in /etc/fstab from noauto to auto (and user to users but I think this was not the key). So finally it works. Thanks everybody who helped on the way...
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:21 pm

The line for the cdrom should look something like this:
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/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
replace /dev/scd0 with what your system uses.
Edit: didn't see that you got it to work.
Someone else may need this info though.
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby Brummel on Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:21 pm

Ok I typed gksu thunar /etc/fstab and the last line looked like yours
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

So I'm supposed to replace /dev/scd0 with whatever my system uses. I have a

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H (model)
SEAGATE (vendor)
CD-ROM (type)
HS02 (revision)

SCSI Controller
Controller scsi3 Channel 0 ID 0 LUN 0
for the optical drive. So what do I replace /dev/scd0 with?
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Re: I cannot see data on CD

Postby Brummel on Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:08 pm

OK I found a work around.
1) Click on mint menu and go to XFCE control center.
2) If you are not in hardware click on hardware (top left) and then click on Disk Utility icon.
3) You should get the Palimpest Disk utility and it should list your hard drive and CDROM drive. Highlight the CDROM disk and you should be able to mount it.
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