Kubuntu 9.04 on sony vaio VGN-NS11S

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Tue Jun 2 12:37:46 UTC 2009


On Tuesday 02 June 2009 02:56:16 am O. Sinclair wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > On Monday 01 June 2009 11:39:36 am Nigel Ridley wrote:
> >> David McGlone wrote:
> >>> On Monday 01 June 2009 01:24:15 am Nigel Ridley wrote:
> >>>> David McGlone wrote:
> >>>>> On Sunday 31 May 2009 04:19:19 pm Humberto S. Shiromoto wrote:
> >>>>>> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 6:44 PM, David McGlone <david at dmcentral.net>
> >>>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>>>> cat /etc/fstab
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> humberto at socrates:~$ cat /etc/fstab
> >>>>>> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> >>>>>> #
> >>>>>> # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for
> >>>>>> a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
> >>>>>> devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See
> >>>>>> fstab(5). #
> >>>>>> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump> 
> >>>>>> <pass> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0    
> >>>>>>   0 # / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
> >>>>>> UUID=58199f1c-daa8-4719-8c1c-350c973eb6be /               ext3
> >>>>>> relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> >>>>>> # /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
> >>>>>> UUID=a08ba817-1526-47b5-8b07-0e360dd22f84 /home           ext3
> >>>>>> relatime 0       2
> >>>>>> # /windows was on /dev/sda5 during installation
> >>>>>> UUID=F046-92E0  /windows        vfat    utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0
> >>>>>> 1 /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8
> >>>>>> 0 0
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The fstab entry is there, so it is recognized by kubuntu.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Have you tried Mark Greenwoods suggestion?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> also after you try Mark's suggestion, let us know if it works or not,
> >>>>> and could you give the output of:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ls -la /media
> >>>>>
> >>>>> You should have a folder named cdrom and a folder named cdrom0
> >>>>>
> >>>>> make sure the permissions on the 2 folders are correct.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm leaning more towards Mark's comment to what your problem may be,
> >>>>> but it never hurts to check to be sure.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Jaunty up-to-date.
> >>>> If I insert any type of media, including a CD (whether music or data)
> >>>> it used to be that the notification icon would pop up a message with
> >>>> the option of opening it in Dolphin. Now there is no pop up message
> >>>> and if I hover over said icon it informs me of the "Last Plugged in
> >>>> Device: name_of_media" but doesn't give any options.
> >>>> However, within Dolphin's 'Places' panel an entry for the inserted
> >>>> media appears and if I click on it it mounts and opens in the existing
> >>>> Dolphin window.
> >>>
> >>> Nigel, I can confirm this partially. Although my notification icon does
> >>> work, it seems kubuntu does not mount the cdrom until either the
> >>> notification icon is used or the icon in the sidebar of dolphin is
> >>> used.
> >>>
> >>> Here's how I confirmed:
> >>>
> >>> Insert a data cd in your cdrom, open dolphin and type /media/cdrom or
> >>> /media/cdrom0 into the location bar. The directories are empty, BUT if
> >>> you use the taskbar notification icon OR the icon in the sidebar of
> >>> dolphin then the cdrom is mounted and displays the contents of the CD.
> >>
> >> Yes, clicking on the device (notification icon or the icon in the
> >> sidebar of dolphin) will then mount the device.
> >>
> >>> Then if you do not remove the CD and close dolphin then open dolphin
> >>> again and type /media/cdrom or /media/cdrom0 in the location bar, the
> >>> contents is still there.
> >>
> >> As it is still mounted....
> >>
> >>> Have you tried removing the taskbar notification icon and putting it
> >>> back? does that enable the taskbar notification icon to work then?
> >>
> >> Just tried removing the taskbar notification icon and putting it back
> >> and it now works as expected :-) Is that a bug or a feature?
> >
> > It's gotta be a bug, since the notification is added to the taskbar on
> > initial install, so it is assumed to work.
> >
> >> To try and help the OP, when a disk is inserted in the drive, does it
> >> start spinning up and does the led on the device start to blink?
> >
> > Thats a good question.
>
> I have had the same behaviour on my Dell Inspiron 1420 running 8.04
> Hardy for some time now. It just suddenly appeared, I have to start K3b
> to get any cd or DVD "automounted". The only thing I can think of that I
> have done was to run Powertop - it suggests killing the HAL poll on the
> unit but that should go away after a restart - as it always is suggested
> every time I run Powertop
>
> The other weird thing is that I can not eject the CD/DVD using the
> button on the player but have to use "eject device" from K3b. Irritating
> but I have found no solution for getting the automounting etc back.

I have the same problem of not being able to push the button on the CD/DVD 
player. I have to use the eject icon in the notification icon. It's annoying, 
but I don't know if it's a bug or a feature.

-- 
Blessings,
David M.
http://www.dmcentral.net




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