new dvd drive won't play dvds, but old one can

Juan Kawada juankawada at
Thu Aug 21 16:01:46 UTC 2008

Ok so now dvds play in the new drive but not the old.
when I have a dvd in my new drive, and I insert one into the old, It'll pop
up with the dialog asking me what to do. I can select play with kaffeine,
but it'll play the dvd in the new drive instead of the one it just asked me
to play.

Well both drives are sata, I would switch the sata cables just to check, but
I can't log into kubuntu right now (check the message "windows overwrote
boot record").  Seems I've been having alot of problems lately.
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Sylviane et Perry White
<spwhite at> wrote:

> On Sunday 17 August 2008 22:00, Juan Kawada wrote:
> > ok sorry for the triple post here but I just learned something new. I
> just
> > put in a dvd in both drives, new and old. When I tried to play the dvd in
> > the new drive, it played the dvd in the old one instead.
> and later (the 19th)
> > Ok. I changed thee setting in kaffeine to point to the new dvd drive
> instead
> > of the old. now dvds play in the new one, but not the old.
> >
> I've followed this thread for more than a week and no configuration
> (software)
> solution turned up.
> Perhaps you should (double?)check the cabling and hardwired settings.
> What happens when you swap cables to those drives, could it be that the
> computer gets mixed up because of a misplaced master/slave jumper ?
> Perry
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