GNOME & Multisession DVDs

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Sat Feb 6 02:30:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 23:28 +0000, Vassili Zaitsev wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
> > Presumably, your problem therefore is that 
> > you have no icon in under the "Computer" location, but that's easy to 
> > work around.  You can browes to the /media folder to access the files, 
> When I navigate through to the mount point designated in fstab
> (/media/cdrom0) the folder's empty. Very strange.

I've had a similar issue before... not with multi-session disks (never
actually made one before), but sometimes with CDs of windows software I
was trying to run through Wine (Specifically a LOTR game, and a program
called Maple).

The problem with these was that the disks were apparently mastered on a
*nix system, and the permissions of the disk were preserved somehow...
so there was an invalid userID/groupID associated with the disk, and it
wouldn't mount under a regular user session (as far as I could tell, the
disk had mounted, then disappeared).

To verify whether or not you're experiencing the same thing, try opening
a rooted nautilus window (alt+F2 'gksudo nautilus') then see if the
cdrom appears in the menu on the left (or navigate to /media/cdrom* and
check for contents). I don't know why it would do this on a multisession
disk, but you never know...

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