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

Thu May 1 22:16:50 UTC 2008
John <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 15:03 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> 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
> >automake15-1.5-16
> >autoconf-2.59-12
> >automake17-1.7.9-7
> >automake-1.9.6-2.1
> >automake16-1.6.3-8
> >automake14-1.4p6-13
> >autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el5.3
> >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
> autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el5.3
> [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.
Yea, I think you have tried everything under the sun.

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