YAST >> Security and Users >> User Management >> “select your user” >> Edit >> Details >> Groups >> check “cdrom” and “disk” and then click on “ACCEPT”. Don’t forget after exiting YaST, you need to restart.
Thanks…I thought that I had already done this earlier, as I had originally burned an ISO image for OpenSUSE 10.3 after using 10.2 and Mandriva Linux earlier, but I suppose that since the “problem” occured with my system also, right after I ran the 1 security update with the 3 optional recommended updates, that the 1 security update may have changed my User permissions to the CD/DVD-ROM drive, so I’m going to reboot now and see if it has corrected the problem for me.
Thanks again, that was something I hadn’t thought of, and maybe that security update had changed my “group” permission to the Disk and Drive that I ran yesterday after all.
I know this is a little old, the thread that is, but this solution actually didn’t work for me, but what did work for me was to go to the YaST administrator settings and run the “Patch CD Update” under the “Software” heading or category…That worked fine for me, but I did try adding myself to the groups you suggested and had rebooted the computer, but I still had that “Updater” problem until I ran the CD Patch update.
Just why in holy heck doesn’t the ``No CD/DVD writer found.’’ error message include the tiniest little hint about how to fix the problem so that hapless neophytes do not have to search the web trying to figure out such a numbskull restriction? >:-(