GNOME & Multisession DVDs

sktsee sktsee at
Sat Feb 6 03:04:40 UTC 2010

On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 23:28:06 +0000, Vassili Zaitsev wrote:

> Rashkae wrote:
>> Vassili Zaitsev wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I was wondering if there was a workaround/solution to GNOME's
>>> inability to recognise multisession DVDs.
>>> GNOME MPlayer, VLC and GnomeBaker appear to have no problem with them,
>>> but Nautilus doesn't even recognise their presence. Unfortunately this
>>> means that I'm unable to unmount/eject the discs once inserted and
>>> have to reboot, pressing the drive's eject button just before Ubuntu
>>> loads if I'm to have any chance of physically retrieving them!
>>> I had a look around Launchpad, and substituted "auto" for
>>> "udf,iso9660" in fstab as advised
>>> (,
>>> but to no avail.
>>> With a multisession DVD inserted, the output for mount is as follows:
>>> /dev/sdb6 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro) proc on /proc type
>>> proc (rw)
>>> none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) none on
>>> /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) none on /sys/kernel/debug
>>> type debugfs (rw) none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
>>> udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755) none on /dev/pts type devpts
>>> (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620) none on /dev/shm type tmpfs
>>> (rw,nosuid,nodev) none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
>>> none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) none on
>>> /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755) /dev/sdb5 on /home type
>>> ext3 (rw)
>>> /dev/sda2 on /windows type fuseblk
>>> (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
>>> binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc
>>> (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
>>> /dev/sda1 on /dos type vfat (rw,utf8,umask=007,gid=46) /dev/sda5 on
>>> /archive type ext3 (rw)
>>> gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/vassili/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon
>>> (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=vassili)
>>> /dev/sr0 on /media/cdrom0 type udf (ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=vassili)
>>> This is presumably an extremely common problem with discs burned and
>>> finalised on stand-alone DVD recorders, so it seems strange to find
>>> the same problem in 9.10 as was occurring in a previous version of
>>> Ubuntu over two years ago.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Vassili
>> I've not seen this problem you are describing, so will have to take it
>> on faith.
> You're too kind :)
>> obviously from the mount command, Nautilus did see and and mount the
>> disc exactly as it should.
> An entry for the disc momentarily appears then promptly disappears from
> the "Places" pane following insertion.
>> 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.
>> and you can can use "eject /dev/sr0" to eject the disc.  (Make a custom
>> launcher with this command, and put it somewhere convenient for you.)
> Thanks!

Shot in the dark, but try installing the package libudf0. It's not 
installed by default, and I believe its the library needed to read/write 
udf filesystems. That's what its package info says anyway.


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