[CentOS] DVD reader: Hardware problem or OS glitch?

Tue Apr 29 22:51:18 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com>

On 29 April 2008, MHR mhullrich at gmail.com  wrote:
> ______________________________________________________________________
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 29 April 2008, MHR mhullrich at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> >  >Can you access the contents of the DVD from a command line at all?  If
> >  >so, have you tried doing the rpm install from the command line?
> >
> >  Yes. I installed the kdeedu RPM  awhile ago. Using the command line, I
> >  can mount and access the DVD, without any problem.
> >
> Then it seems that your immediate problem, installing another rpm from
> that DVD, is solved - use the command line.

Mark:  Yes. That rpm has been installed.  :-)   However, I would like to eliminate this
problem. The main user of that box is 7 1/2 years old and I can't give her
root access or expect her to know how to use the CLI. She has been using Linux
boxes for several years, but with a GUI.

> I am a firm believer in command line usage, so I'm really not at all
> clear on what the importance of being able to access the DVD via
> Nautilus is.  Yes, it's an annoyance if you can't get at files that
> way, but this is Linux - there are many ways to skin the cat, and you
> have one that is arguably the best one available.
> That said, if you can access the disk from the command line, then this
> is almost certainly not an OS problem but more likely a GNOME problem.
>  Have you tried asking on the GNOME list?

No, and I believe that is a GOOD idea and I will post on the GNOME list and
hope someone there has run into this and has a cure for this. Someone else here
on the CentOS list replied to this thread, that he also has this problem, on an HP box.

Also, I'm going to try Alan's idea and swap the DVD readers between the problematic box
and my box and see if the problem moves with the DVD reader that is now in my daughters
box, or, whether it is with that box itself.

Thanks for the idea of posting on the GNOME list. I will do that!  Lanny