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

Thu May 1 20:03:49 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com>

On 01 May 2008, John jses27 at gmail.com wrote:
> Alan: Thank you for all of the ideas you've had in this thread! I strongly suspect that your
> idea of replacing the Teac CD/DVD-ROM with something else, is the only way to end this problem. My belief
> now is that there is no support to auto mount a DVD in that Teac drive, in CentOS 5. Probably, when it was
> my box and it worked OK, it was with a prior release of CentOS or Fedora Core and something has changed
> and the auto mount support for that drive (for DVD media) was removed. I rarely use Windoze, but it was very helpful, to be able to test the same
> CD/DVD-ROM drive and verify that it works perfectly under Windoze. I was able to mount the DVD in a terminal and install the RPM I wanted to
> install OK, so that also makes me believe the drive is OK.   Lanny
>Something I don't think no one has thought of:

>[root at ethan ~]# rpm -qa | grep auto

>Make sure you autofs installed: autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el5.3

I'm on my box now, but I'm sure it will be exactly the same on my daughters box, the one with the problem.
Immediately after I updated her box, I updated mine.

[lanny at dell2400 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep auto
[lanny at dell2400 ~]$

>Other than that, that's about all....

I suspect Alan is correct and that the only solution to this mystery is to buy a new
drive. About 6 months ago, I bought an LG DVD Burner for my wife's box and it works fine.