FC4 -> FC6 dvd writer not detected

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Wed Dec 13 00:57:44 UTC 2006

Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> After I upgraded to FC6 my DVD writer was no longer detected, I suspect
> because I had to comment out a line in /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules
> to get my machine to boot.  What can I do to get the DVD detected and
> the device made for it, after the machine is booted.  Because I had to
> comment out the following line in 50-udev.rules:
> ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="?*", ENV{MODALIAS}=="?*",
> RUN+="/sbin/modprobe $env{MODALIAS}"
> I had to put: "/sbin/modprobe snd-emu10k1"  in /etc/rc.local for my
> sound card driver to be loaded.  I assume I need another modprobe
> command for my DVD, I just don't know what it is...

2 Questions....

1.  Is your DVD writer an internal ATA or an external USB device?

2.  If the answer to 1 was ATA, have you checked /var/log/dmesg looking for
what comes after "Probing IDE interface"?  If the answer to 1 was USB, have
you tried booting without the device attached and then doing a "tail -f" on
/var/log/messages to see the systems reaction to the event.

The good die young -- because they see it's no use living if you've got
to be good.
		-- John Barrymore

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