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Unable to read CD/DVD in Linux Cinammon

Post by sensenom2010 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:57 pm


I installed a few months back Linux Cinnamon in order to get a taste for Linux and now I am having issues reading CDs and DVDs. Whenever I insert a CD or a DVD the reader starts spinning and sometimes it pops up a menu "Blank CD: do you want to burn it" or it just stops and does nothing. I cannot see any folder with the CD symbol either.

Can you please help me?

I have added the computer information below. I look forward to hearing from you.



My computer is Toshiba Satellite L755 and Windows is installed in one partition and in the other I have Linux

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System details:
System:    Host: AEA Kernel: 4.4.0-112-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: SATELLITE L755 v: PSK2YE-07E00CCE
           Mobo: Intel model: N/A Bios: INSYDE v: 2.20 date: 07/13/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9179
           clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 851 MHz 2: 890 MHz 3: 828 MHz
           4: 877 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVC1
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-112-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlp8s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: port: 2000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (8.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK5075GS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 220G used: 41G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 57.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 220 Uptime: 1:01 Memory: 1999.6/3933.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
With the following command "~ $ sudo lshw -c disk" I can see the DVD reader:

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       description: SCSI Disk
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/sdb
       configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
       description: ATA Disk
       product: TOSHIBA MK5075GS
       vendor: Toshiba
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/sda
       version: 1M
       serial: 715GP21NT
       size: 465GiB (500GB)
       capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
       configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=cb2bfcd6
       description: DVD-RAM writer
       product: DVDRAM GT30N
       vendor: HL-DT-ST
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/cdrom
       logical name: /dev/cdrw
       logical name: /dev/dvd
       logical name: /dev/dvdrw
       logical name: /dev/sr0
       version: TD03
       capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
       configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
          physical id: 0
          logical name: /dev/cdrom
The folders below do not exist and I cannot create them either.
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/sr0

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Re: Unable to read CD/DVD in Linux Cinammon

Post by Joe2Shoe » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:19 pm

Did the DVD drive read disks previously in Linux?
Does the DVD drive read disks in Windoze?
Had the same problem with a friend's Satellite recently. The DVD drive would not work in Linux or Windoze. Fix was to replace the DVD drive.
Good luck.
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