Upgrade to 10.04; still no CD/DVD drive

Paul DeShaw pauldeshaw at gmail.com
Thu May 27 05:12:50 BST 2010

kirko birilli wrote <snip>:

> hi paul,
> hope that helps with your problem.found it while looking for a solution for
> my msi-laptop dvd writer.was messing around with udev as well and the
> discussion in the bug report...
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+source/udev/+bug/554433

Kirko (or Shen? help me figure out who I'm replying to),

That was useful, if only to eliminate something.  I tried opening Disk
Utility, and the drive does not show up at all.

> From: Kenneth Koym  wrote <snip>

>  If I didn't two
> family members in separate hospitals, I review bugs related to installation
> kills. Appears very rare that 9.10 & 10.04 produce a dead HP DVD Writer
> 840d
> reading. Suggest google may supply you a work around.
>    Thanks for letting Ubuntu Studio techs have a chance to solve the
> mystery.
> Ken

I don't want you spending time on this, take care of family matters and
please don't neglect your own needs either...I will Google away.
Installation kills...never heard of such a thing.  The actual hardware is
alive, it is detected by Bios and can boot live CDs.

I apologize, I gave up on this list too soon and posted on
ubuntu-studio-developers; somebody's helping there as well...maybe we can at
least get my hardware working, but hopefully, get this patched so it doesn't
happen to other users.  I'm sure everyone wants a multimedia production
distro to detect common optical drives.



> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Paul DeShaw <pauldeshaw at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > In a previous post I reported that Ubuntu Studio 9.10 could not find my
> HP
> > DVD Writer 840d; this issue was never resolved.  I have done a clean
> install
> > of 10.04 and have the same problem--From the first boot, the very drive
> that
> > read the install DVD, does not exist as far as Ubuntu Studio is
> concerned.
> > Since the drive worked fine while running generic Ubuntu 9.10 from a
> flash
> > drive, I could probably fix the problem simply by installing the generic
> > 10.04 and adding the Studio packages.  However, if there is any interest
> in
> > finding and fixing this Ubuntu Studio-specific problem, I am willing to
> keep
> > this install and work with the list to get it ironed out.  I would really
> > like to see Ubuntu Studio work for as many people as possible.  I am
> > concerned that the adoption of Ubuntu Studio could be seriously hindered
> if
> > such common hardware is not usable.  Does anyone want to work on this
> with
> > me?
> >
> > --Paul in Seattle
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