Carroll Grigsby cgrigs at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 11 14:37:29 UTC 2006

Paul Dwerryhouse wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 11:48:02PM -0400, Carroll Grigsby wrote:
>>After running Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary) for almost nine months, I ran into my 
>>first problem this evening when I tried to read a CD. 
> Just looking for a quick clarification here ... this is the first time
> you've put a CD in, in that nine months? Or has it worked in the past,
> on Ubuntu?

Errr, uhhh... I'm really not sure if I've tried to read an ordinary (as 
in non-music) CD in Ubuntu or not. This got started when I wanted to 
peruse the mini-CD that came with a new card that I'm installing. When 
that failed, I tried the Ubuntu installation CD. No luck. Then I tried a 
Linux Format CD. Again, no workie. But when I popped in some magazine 
DVDs that I have, it Just Worked.

> I had a (laptop) DVD/CDRW drive that had problems last year - it would
> read DVDs, but it refused to read CDs unless it had just written one. I
> wiped the lens with a tissue and that sorted it out (until it died
> completely four months later).

I'll give that a try.

> Cheers,
> Paul.

Thanks for your advice.

-- cmg

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