CD/DVD not being detected / auto-mounted


Following an update to Tumbleweed, the CDs and DVD inserted are not automatically detected by the Device Notifier - they are however detected only if k3b is running.

There is no issue mounting cd/dvds manually and this issue does not seem to effect portable hard drives et al.

Any ideas?


11.4 + Tumbleweed, KDE 4.6

Do they show in Places in Dolphin?

No, it does not.

You know Tumbleweed is not really something to play with unless you are prepared for things like this?

What about USB devices? Or is this isolated to cd/dvd?

Yes, this is isolated to cd/dvs only. Everything else is fine.

This isn’t a be all and end all issue, it’s an annoyance at this point. I go with the philosophy you don’t play you don’t learn. :slight_smile:

Very weird, I don’t see anything in the Tumbleweed repo that should
cause this type of change.

If you disable the tumbleweed repo, update all the packages back to
pre-tumbleweed, does automounting work properly?

If so, then can you add back a package at a time? First start with the
kernel, and see if that is the issue.


greg k-h

Oh, and you don’t have any other repos enabled other than Tumbleweed, and the
main 11.4 ones, right? No packman, kde, or anything else, right? If no,
disable all of them first and do a ‘zypper dup’ to verify that the issue really
is with Tumbleweed and not somewhere else.

Ok, I’ve just downgraded and everything works fine now.

I just upgraded the kernel and it stopped working again.

2011-04-16 20:01:52|install|kernel-devel||noarch|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|d93c2353ebb2d5cf4ab7f69ab6b9e1cf19d93d976f34dc44ea2c8bdeb3d7e47c
# 2011-04-16 20:02:21 kernel-desktop- installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# Free diskspace below /boot: 178246 blocks
# Kernel image:   /boot/vmlinuz-
# Initrd image:   /boot/initrd-
# Root device:	/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3500320AS_9QM0DDF2-part5 (/dev/sdb5) (mounted on / as btrfs)
# Resume device:	/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3500320AS_9QM0DDF2-part7 (/dev/sdb7)
# Kernel Modules:	pata_atiixp pata_jmicron ata_generic thermal_sys thermal processor fan zlib_deflate btrfs 
# Features:       block usb resume.userspace resume.kernel
# Bootsplash:	openSUSE (1280x1024)
# 47307 blocks
2011-04-16 20:02:21|install|kernel-desktop||x86_64|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|d11e6d24e225fde6b09a5c08ffc5074eae10c20ebb245f0befa25b96a644b6c1
2011-04-16 20:02:23|install|preload-kmp-desktop|1.2_k2.6.38.2_19-67.4|x86_64|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|455b482f81ff402900352660f598deb5a109d6a1d2799f1d696569b9c1e2cd75
# 2011-04-16 20:02:27 kernel-xen-devel- installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# Changing symlink /usr/src/linux-obj/x86_64/xen from ../../linux- to ../../linux-
2011-04-16 20:02:27|install|kernel-xen-devel||x86_64|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|8cee83da20a2cea0dcf122c1e5abe0e39afe5413dfe72725ccf7a4e5a0893ebe
2011-04-16 20:02:59|install|kernel-source||noarch|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|536648a8995169cd87385fd5723c76b5f022a26b2e684f8b396a2505b35424b0
# 2011-04-16 20:03:02 kernel-desktop-devel- installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# Changing symlink /usr/src/linux-obj/x86_64/desktop from ../../linux- to ../../linux-
2011-04-16 20:03:02|install|kernel-desktop-devel||x86_64|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|eefa6e1bdf747f28f3218ba6debfd372ea0804ecf64fa05bbd1df2360ba5d613
# 2011-04-16 20:03:06 kernel-default-devel- installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# Changing symlink /usr/src/linux-obj/x86_64/default from ../../linux- to ../../linux-
2011-04-16 20:03:06|install|kernel-default-devel||x86_64|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|68ce528c4d18bab06d797c088634652f87467e3c25f180217e6743f155fad8f7
2011-04-16 20:03:06|install|kernel-syms||x86_64|root@linux-g6xo|Tumbleweed|e6dff2ecd8fdb5d8e47059708215c41983c333aedf079a31a5b7c13b79f9212e

Why update the kernel, it’s not necessary and if it breaking something, leave it.

And, you seem to have a number of unnecessary packages if you ask me

Can you file a bug at so we can work on it there please?

That’s the place for problem reports like this.


greg k-h