fresh install ---blooming DVD drive not recognized AGAIN <SOLVED> now broken again.

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Jan 18 00:19:58 UTC 2012

On 01/17/2012 06:45 PM, Johnny wrote:
> Will 11.10 support a floppy? You will have to mount it if it does. If it
> is so old it doesn't have a usb port you should probably call it dead.
> Good Luck and God Bless Johnny3 65++
> On 01/17/2012 05:36 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 01/17/2012 05:06 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 17 January 2012 06:50, Ric Moore<wayward4now at> wrote:
>>>> It went into Dead Parrot Mode again. When I first fired up, it ran
>>>> "True
>>>> Lies" like a champ. Then later it says it cannot decrypt it, but the
>>>> True
>>>> Lies directory is THERE in ~/.dvdcss !!
>>>> Now, it won't come up at all. So much for Ubuntu TV. I swear, I'm
>>>> going to
>>>> become Swiss and learn how to yodel. Ric
>>> With the problem being so variable is it possible that you have a
>>> hardware problem? Perhaps the drive is on the way out, or something
>>> on the mother board.
>> My main board in for repair is an AMD. That's all I'[ve run for years.
>> This is my first Intel MB, and it's given me nothing but fits. Any
>> more of this and I'll be pronounced "king" for St Vitus Day. Maybe
>> I'll install the 3/1 inch floppy drive and flash this thing, just for
>> ducks. The DVD player fired up "Dick Tracy and Nancy Drew" like a
>> champ. Yeah... don't say it, although they don't make 'em like Nancy
>> anymore. :) But it really hates Arnold and Hogwarts. If it won't play
>> Monty Python, Ill take a hammer to it. Will 11.10 support a floppy?? Ric

Now it won't fire up Nancy Drew! I checked everything, all the 
connectors are connected correctly. I checked the bios, no problems 
there with regards to the drives. The harddrive is pin selected to 
"Master", the DVD is pin selected as "slave", the 80-wire IDE connector 
is set with the DVD in the middle and the harddrive to the end.

The DVD sees a data disk, aoutomounts it with no prob. I just checked.
I made sure that /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom and /dev/sr0 are chowned 
root:cdrom. I am part of that group. Could there be another point that 
the DVD could be set to other than /dev/sr0 ? The problem must be in 
there somewhere. Ric

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