CD/DVD no longer opened automatically

Karl Klinger karlok at
Tue Jan 6 19:14:25 UTC 2009

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Kubuntu 8.04.1 and KDE 3.5.10
> Using Konqueror as default file manager.
> Whenever I inserted a CD or DVD I would nicely be asked what to do with 
> it or it would open in Konqi. Today I noticed that nothing happened, the 
> disc was just spinning for a while. Tried several CDs,. nothing worked.
> Could not even browse them! But K3b would see and mount them... after 
> much meddling I managed to get it to mount so I can find a CD or DVD in 
> "/media/cdrom0" but no "autoopen". If I unmount/eject the icon stays 
> both in "Storage Media" represantion and on Desktop.a
> How do I get the "New media found" query back? Have tried scouting 
> around both in archives on this list and internet with no luck.
> Regards,
> Sinclair

One thing to try:

Go to kcontrol -> Service Manager and check if the Media Notifier Daemon 
is running, and if not, start it.


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