cannot access cd/dvd

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Tue Jan 12 00:37:58 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:38:08PM -0000, Steve wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:03:48 -0000, Charles H. Lowe Jr  
> <learstar at> wrote:
> > I just installed ubuntu 9.10 on my computer. I now have a dual boot
> > system with windows being the other operating system.  I noticed after
> > loading 9.10 there was no icon under computer in Places and therefore I
> > could not access my cd/dvd drive.  Device Manager showed that the
> > optical drive was there and listed the spec's.
> >
> > What also puzzles me is that I had used the optical drive to install
> > 9.10
> >
> > How can I access and use my cd/dvd drive?
> >
> Nothing shows up on the Desktop until you put some media in the drive.

He said nothing about the Desktop. He referred to the GUI "Places" on
the top panel. 

Bob Holtzman
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