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    I seem to have problems with optical drives on OS 13.1. Neither the inbuilt DVD writer or USB writer is visible in the file browser. I can access the USB drive with K3B but nothing else and can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I'm pretty sure it is some sort of permissions problem but have no clue. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    You do not tell which file browser (we might do an intelligent guess based on the DE you use, but you do not tell that either)
    Henk van Velden

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    Its not visible to any file browser or program except K3b and that is probably because the path is explicity specified in that program although I can't figure out why it is so

    /dev/sr0 is the node specified and it seems to work but that is not mounted by the operating system for use by other programs.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbowc View Post
    Its not visible to any file browser or program except K3b and that is probably because the path is explicity specified in that program although I can't figure out why it is so

    /dev/sr0 is the node specified and it seems to work but that is not mounted by the operating system for use by other programs.
    Is there a disc in the drive?

    The device notifier and dolphin only show disks/volumes/partitions, NOT drives.

    And also you can only mount disks/volumes/partitions, NOT drives.

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    If I place a disk in the drive the notifier does not show its existence and the USB device monitor does not show the disk whereas my Tb USB drives partition shows up as soon as I plug it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbowc View Post
    If I place a disk in the drive the notifier does not show its existence and the USB device monitor does not show the disk whereas my Tb USB drives partition shows up as soon as I plug it in.
    This gets stranger, I popped a G-Parted live CD in the drive and after some time it appeared in the notifier. So I tried a DVD and while eventually the disk volume showed up in the file browser it still displayed G-Parted on the window frame. Similarly the notifier continued to display the G-Parted disk not the one I had put in the drive. Add to all this the inability to actually see anything on the disk, I tried a few other as well, and I am totally at a loss!

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    On 2014-03-25 20:36, benbowc wrote:

    > This gets stranger, I popped a G-Parted live CD in the drive and after
    > some time it appeared in the notifier. So I tried a DVD and while
    > eventually the disk volume showed up in the file browser it still
    > displayed G-Parted on the window frame. Similarly the notifier
    > continued to display the G-Parted disk not the one I had put in the
    > drive. Add to all this the inability to actually see anything on the
    > disk, I tried a few other as well, and I am totally at a loss!


    Open a terminal, enter "dmesg --follow". Then place a dvd on the drive,
    and see what gets printed on the terminal. You can paste it here, in a
    code tags block, or upload it to susepaste.org.

    code tags use

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    Code:
    [176266.852416] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    [176268.055872] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    [176348.985051] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [176357.093473] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [176374.176764] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [176574.316790] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [176600.604444] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [176617.701627] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181355.530780] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181413.158862] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181602.259590] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181629.382958] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181675.466414] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181714.016626] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 1
    [181714.017500] ISOFS: changing to secondary root
    [181772.692944] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181910.167087] VFS: busy inodes on changed media or resized disk sr0
    [181995.444098] UDF-fs: INFO Mounting volume 'DVDVIDEO', timestamp 2010/08/14 17:07 (130c)
    I tried several disks and did get one to show up where you see the Microsoft Joliet Level 1. The final line was another DVD disk I had made on the machine and it came up in the notifier with 8 options. It seems this could be a file system issue and the Joliet disks aren't working properly? Or am I jumping to conclusions?

    Thanks,

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    On 2014-03-25 22:06, benbowc wrote:

    > I tried several disks and did get one to show up where you see the
    > Microsoft Joliet Level 1. The final line was another DVD disk I had
    > made on the machine and it came up in the notifier with 8 options. It
    > seems this could be a file system issue and the Joliet disks aren't
    > working properly? Or am I jumping to conclusions?


    Funny.

    I did the test myself, and I got absolutely no output when I inserted an
    openSUSE install DVD. However, then I told the terminal to mount it, and
    it mounted fine. I got then these two lines:

    Code:
    [169709.776666] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    [169709.817266] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    I expected way more.

    But you see, you get the same two lines.


    Maybe you are looking on the browser for the wrong location? They don't
    mount under "/media" anymore.

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    There is no entry under /run/media/username for those other disks but the UDF one I plopped in last appears and is navigable. I suspect there are problems with Joliet. I'll see what else I can discover...

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