Help with CD - Update Description

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Mar 28 06:16:38 UTC 2009

Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> I need to check my eyes again. The CD device is configured for scd0
> ... which seems more reasonable. The problem, still, is that the
> device is not accessible and is not auto-mounting, which seems
> strange for Hardy.

Maybe in "/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules" there is a wrong 
entry. In that file I had these entries for my cd/dvd drive (abbreviated 
for readability here):

ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ..... SYMLINK+="cdrom3", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ..... SYMLINK+="cdrw3", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ..... SYMLINK+="dvd3", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ..... SYMLINK+="dvdrw3", ENV{GENERATED}="1"

With these entries the cdrom was registered as /dev/cdrom3, /dev/cdrw3, 
etc. while the applications expected /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrw, etc. which 
were not available. You can delete all those lines and they will be 
written again after your next reboot with the correct names. To edit 
the file you could use the command

kdesudo kate /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules

in a terminal or from the run dialog (Alt-F2).


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