F-18 CDROM problem -

Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Sat Mar 16 08:42:11 UTC 2013

On 15/03/13 20:00, Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA wrote:
> I installed an "optical drive" in this F-18/64 XFCE computer and it is 
> apparently recognized by several applications however I don't see an 
> icon come up on the desktop when I put a cdrom in the drive. The same 
> disk works as expected in a similar F-18 computer.
> When I put the disk in the drive the light flickers for a while and 
> then stops, no icon appears, and it is reluctant to eject.
> [bobg at box10 ~]$ ll /dev/sg1
> crw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 21, 1 Mar 16  2013 /dev/sg1
> I don't know how to troubleshoot this so any help is appreciated.
> Bob
Another indication, I get:

[root at box10 bobg]# mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sg1  /mnt/cdrom
mount:  /dev/sg1 is not a block device

I suppose the drive could be defective but I would like to know I'm 
doing everything right before I pursue that path.



box10   Fedora-18 XFCE Linux

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