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    Question DVD not seen?

    My little 40 GiBs hdd is kind of small by current standards. When I start running out of space, I always wondered what else I could do with those hundreds of music videos? Put 'em on dvd!

    But 11.3 doesn't detect the dvd-rom, much less the disc. 11.4 did and the sound was much better than with my other Linux os. How can we fix this?

    As always, all help is much appreciated.

    Randall
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    I'm not understanding. Do you mean that when you put a blank disk in (to load with files), the computer makes no response?
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    I mean that when I put a previously burned disk in the dvd there is no response. But also the same with a blank disk as well. No response. On the left column of the file browser, the dvd-rom isn't listed. The dvd I installed with doesn't show up in the installed system.

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    There was a bug in 11.2 or 11.3 whereby you needed the workaround of adding yourself to the group cdrom in Yast --> security and users --> user and group management --> edit your username --> details --> additional groups --> and put a tick in the group cdrom.

    But I'm very hazy about it, long time ago. Try it out.

    Also, I have KDE and you have Gnome so maybe you need a Gnome user to look at this too.
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    Thank you.

    I followed those directions; no change.

    But I note that the password listed (six bullets - no actual characters) is not my root password. In fact, I don't know what the six bullets represent. I didn't change anything, though, lest I screw something up. When I got there, the only group ticked was "vboxusers," but I didn't put it there. Could it have been done automatically with the install of virtualbox?

    I have a handful of incidental questions -- should I start new threads for all of them, or can I run some by you now?

    There are some other things that I'm accustomed to seeing in the left column of the file browser that aren't there, either. I'm very hazy on this, but I think I once read that that might have to do with some uninstalled samba stuff. So anyway, I went to: The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) | HowtoForge - Linux ... and installed everything suggested, thinking that whatever I need that I don't have would be included in the whole potpourri. That's how I got virtualbox. But I'm wondering if virtualbox will work on this computer because it (this computer) doesn't have hardware virtualization? What do you think?

    Should I change the password to my root password. What changes can I expect if I tick the root group?

    As always your (you as well as the SuSE community) help is much appreciated. Thank you.

    Randall
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    Default Re: DVD not seen?

    On 2011-04-10 22:36, Randymanme wrote:
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    > Thank you.
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    > I followed those directions; no change.
    >
    > But I note that the password listed (six bullets - no actual
    > characters) is not my root password.


    Where? Password for what?

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    There are some other things that I'm accustomed to seeing in the left column of the file browser that aren't there, either. I'm very hazy on this, but I think I once read that that might have to do with some uninstalled samba stuff. So anyway, I went to: The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) | HowtoForge - Linux ... and installed everything suggested, thinking that whatever I need that I don't have would be included in the whole potpourri. That's how I got virtualbox. But I'm wondering if virtualbox will work on this computer because it (this computer) doesn't have hardware virtualization? What do you think?
    Virtualbox you need to try it to see if it works -- but only if you need to run another distro inside of openSUSE, otherwise I'd uninstall it.
    Regarding file browser -- I don't have Gnome -- so maybe these extra questions should be on dedicated threads.

    I can't help you any further re the CDROM problem
    Except I would mount it by making a folder e.g. /mnt/cdrom and mounting the cdrom with
    Code:
    su -c 'mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom'
    but that's not the good answer (and it mightn't work).
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    Default Re: DVD not seen?

    PS what about installing 11.4, it's ability to pick up devices like dvdroms, usb sticks is awesome IME.
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    @robin_listas

    Computer>Yast>Security and Users>User and Group Management>User and Group Administration,

    and then under the Users tab is me. At the bottom, left, of the page are three buttons: add, edit, and delete. When I click on edit, it takes me to User Data, which lists in a column of boxes, User's full name:, Username:, Password:, and Confirm Password:.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    PS what about installing 11.4, it's ability to pick up devices like dvdroms, usb sticks is awesome IME.
    I did have 11.4, and, to tell you the truth, I rather miss it (especially the opening splash). But LibreOffice wouldn't cut and paste and I had some issues with Ffx 4 (forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/456796-would-like-have-namoroka-11-4-a.html). What it comes down to is I don't have the technical expertise to fix the little problems I've always encountered in new SuSE releases.

    I was introduced to openSUSE at the 2009 Ohio LinuxFest with the receipt of a couple of free, Novell-produced, DVDs. Neither, as I recall, was the then-current openSUSE release, but older (10.3, and 11.0, I think). I was impressed and comfortable with them. I liked 10.3 the more. But I'd also gotten an OpenSUSE Magazine that held several articles on how to set-up and optimize the openSUSE release extant with the magazine issue (11.1, I think). [If memory servers me correctly, an article in that magazine suggested ticking on the "ennable desktop effects" box even if it said your system didn't support it -- that desktop effects might work anyway -- and they did. Remembering that is what led me to do that with this computer which is what led to forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/install-boot-login/457489-rescue-login.html -- that advice was cool for 11.1 but not for 11.3].

    Based on all that positive experience, it was only logical for me to upgrade to 11.2 -- but that's where the odyssy ended. It seems to me, now, that during the first three months of the release cycle, the last release is the stable one while the current is too cutting edge for newbie me.
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