I’m running OpenSuse 11.1 with kde 4.2.
This cd/dvd worked and then this problem started awhile ago and I tried to find a solution for it without success so far. My CD/DVD is not recognizing any media so I cannot read/write to/from it.
When I run this command:
hwinfo |grep “Device”
here is the output(part of it):
Device: “DVDRAM GSA-4120B”
Device File: /dev/sr0 (/dev/sg2)
Device Files: /dev/sr0, /dev/scd0, /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:0f.1-scsi-1:0:0:0, /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrw, /dev/dvd, /dev/dvdrw
Device Number: block 11:0 (char 21:2)
running this command(which as I understood checks the daemons that are running):
ps -ef | grep hald
105 1871 1 0 Jul20 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes
root 1937 1871 0 Jul20 ? 00:00:00 hald-runner
root 1963 1937 0 Jul20 ? 00:00:03 hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event0
root 1992 1937 0 Jul20 ? 00:01:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sr0 (every 2 sec)
root 10436 8529 0 20:55 pts/1 00:00:00 grep hald
dmesg would not show anything even tough the daemon checks every 2 seconds)
wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) :
Any medium(cd/dvd) empty or not I insert in is not recognized. I booted on windows(something I didn’t do in like 6-8 months) to check if something is wrong with the CDROM hardware but I was not able to read or write anything also there. I think that I need a new cd/dvd as this is almost 10 yrs old.
I guess I took the easy way and went and bought a cheap HP one(<$40) which was working immediately and now i’m trying to see if it burns without errors. I paid more than $500 for the old one and it lasted me a long time so no complains about that, but I will not put that much money for any other part. For what I need now the old computer(especially with OpenSuse) does the job(until my kids will want a more competitive one, but hopefully by that time they will be so accustomed to Linux that they will want this challenge instead of the competition.
Oh well, that’s progress. I remember when I was so excited when I scored a working 2x SCSI CDROM burner for $200. At that time blanks were $2 each. Recent I bought a spindle of CD-Rs, probably my last, now that DVD±Rs are so cheap, for 18c per blank.