Linux Mint Elyssa
I have a NEC 5700 DVD drive. Anytime I place a cd in the drive, the light comes on and starts to work, then my computer freezes. Nothing works on the computer at all even after waiting. I have to manually power it off. Doing a livecd install works ok though.
I have the same problem when I use both Ubuntu and Mandriva, but both Fedora 9 and openSuse 11 the dvd drive does work.