I installed 11.2 on my Rock laptop. The cdrom works fine on the initial boot but fails to mount on subsequent boots, does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this problem?
> I installed 11.2 on my Rock laptop. The cdrom works fine on the initial
> boot but fails to mount on subsequent boots, does anyone have any ideas
> what could be causing this problem?
what do you mean “fails to mount”? what happens if you open a terminal
and type eject and press enter?
what do you mean by initial and subsequent boots? that is, after an
install there can only be one initial boot, all the others are
subsequent…or, are you reinstalling to try to fix this problem…
what exactly is the problem? like, are you opening Dolphin and not
seeing a CD icon? (i don’t have Dolphin but) that may not be a problem
but instead how this system works…push the little button on the cd
player, put in a music video and see what happens…maybe then it
will self-mount and show up in Dolphin (or something)…
-=welcome=- i see this is your first post here, just an observation:
expecting openSUSE to mimic lessor capable operating systems will lead
you wrong very often…explore…and keep asking, everyone here was
new to Linux at one time…
On the inital boot after the installtion, cdroms mount seamlessly and the disk lable appears in the Places list. Upon on any subsqent boot cdroms fail to mount ie they’re invisible to the system and don’t appear on Places . I re-installed this lunch-time and closely monitored the install process to catch any alerts. Again cdroms mount with no trouble, there’s even a notice to tell you that you’ve just inserted a disk. On all subsequent boots cdroms, mcds and dvds all fail to mount and they’re and don’t appear in the Places list. I would try pressing the button but it’s a laptop and the only button on it is the tray realease.
You’re right I’m new to this Linux lark and I’m aware there’s a possibility I’m being a bit dense so if that’s the case have good laugh at my expense and tell me what I’m doing wrong.
no, i’m not trying to laugh at you, but rather trying to help…but, i
might not be capable of that…because if hal is not detecting you
inserting a disk then it is far beyond my capability…
tell me: when you want to (for example) listen to an audio CD, don’t
you normally open the CD tray with a little button, and then put the
anyway, try that: open the tray, insert a disk, close the tray and
wait 15 seconds or so and see if anything happens (like, can you hear
the disk being turned? or, if there is a read light, does it blink
showing it is trying to read the disk…)
i believe, an empty tray will NOT show up in “Places”…but, once you
load a disk in it, then it will show in “Places”…
oh, tell me how you normally shut down your machine? you should right
click the desktop or go to the menu…right? do NOT use ctrl+alt+del
I am also having the same problem, so it is not unique, see link below
[11.2 x64] Unable to mount any data CDs - openSUSE Forums](http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/64-bit/427731-11-2-x64-unable-mount-any-data-cds.html)
Running lshal -m does not detect anything when CDs or DVDs are inserted. The cursor just keeps rotating, I starting to think there is a bug with HAL.
Also with a audio cd in try typing this in Dolphin location bar then hit enter:
Also with audio cd in try KsCD
Does it play the CD?
Or does k3b see CD’s DVD’s?
> Also …
and, it kinda sounds like someone needs to file a bug report…
but, i can’t tell if it is an openSUSE 11.2 problem, a KDE4.x problem
or a Linux problem–in that case i guess someone WITH the problem
should begin here: http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports
hmmm, either of you have problems with CDs but not DVDs? if so, then
that bug has been filed, see:
and a bug for not mounting “data cd” is:
and audio cds not mounted properly in KDE 4.3.3:
if either of you two have a new bug, it needs to be added to the work
Add a third with this problem . I have been searching for weeks for something close but this is nearly identical except for one item my dvd multi is on usb
Thanks, the machine in question is being used outside the office for the next week so I don’t have it available but when I get it back and get the time to run through your list I’ll see if a bug report is appropriate.
Sorry I missed this one,
I believe the external button is just a release catch it polls for release only and the tray is released by an internal solenoid switch/spring combination. The spin-up and mount is activated when the tray is inserted. I think it’s a Sony drive but I’ll check when I get the machine back.
As for shutting down I’ve just been pushing the off switch and Suse seems ok with that and goes through shut down OK. There’s no timeout for the shut-down so I don’t think frizting the config on shut-down is problem and I would think that would be fixed on the install repair, which I tried with no joy.*
> As for shutting down I’ve just been pushing the off switch and Suse
> seems ok with that and goes through shut down OK. There’s no timeout for
> the shut-down so I don’t think frizting the config on shut-down is
> problem and I would think that would be fixed on the install repair,
> which I tried with no joy.
let me suggest you switch from pushing the hardware off switch to
right clicking on the desktop and selecting a path something like “Log
out” and then “Shutdown”…(or look in the main menu for the shutdown
and what how it does and i’m gonna guess it will behave some different
from your hardware button push experience…and, if it is ANY
different in time or what you see with the button push, then always
shut down via the software…