[LAU] HP DVD840 optical drive not recognized by Ubuntu Studio

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Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 4:02 am

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Greetings,

I rarely post here, because I am not in your league, technically speaking.
But I have not been able to read or write optical media since I upgraded
from Ubuntu Studio 8.04 to 9.10 some months ago. I have posted all over the
place, and filed a bug report in Launchpad (#544772), shown people all kinds
of terminal reports, loaded some kernel modules--sorry I can't document it
here, it's spread all over the place. In the end, still no drive.

Last weekend I did a fresh install of 10.04, just to see if anything
changed. The only difference is there is no longer even a menu item for CD
or DVD drives (though there is one for floppy drives[!]). I installed from
a DVD, and at first boot, the drive it had just installed from, no longer
existed as far as the system could tell. I can boot live CDs, and if I boot
generic Ubuntu from a flash drive, I can use the CD/DVD drive.

Can this be fixed, or is this just obsolete hardware? Is there a better
distro for this drive? What information do you folks need to help me figure
this out? I don't like having a multimedia production machine that can't
even play a CD, much less save projects to one.

Thanks,

Paul in Seattle

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Greetings,I rarely post here, because I am not in your league, tech=
nically speaking.=A0 But I have not been able to read or write optical medi=
a since I upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 8.04 to 9.10 some months ago.=A0 I ha=
ve posted all over the place, and filed a bug report in Launchpad (#544772)=
, shown people all kinds of terminal reports, loaded some kernel modules--s=
orry I can't document it here, it's spread all over the place.=A0 I=
n the end, still no drive.
Last weekend I did a fresh install of 10.04, just to see if anything ch=
anged.=A0 The only difference is there is no longer even a menu item for CD=
or DVD drives (though there is one for floppy drives[!]).=A0 I installed f=
rom a DVD, and at first boot, the drive it had just installed from, no long=
er existed as far as the system could tell.=A0 I can boot live CDs, and if =
I boot generic Ubuntu from a flash drive, I can use the CD/DVD drive.
Can this be fixed, or is this just obsolete hardware?=A0 Is there a bet=
ter distro for this drive?=A0 What information do you folks need to help me=
figure this out?=A0 I don't like having a multimedia production machin=
e that can't even play a CD, much less save projects to one.
Thanks,Paul in Seattle

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[LAU] HP DVD840 optical drive not recognized by Ubuntu Studio, Paul DeShaw, (Tue May 11, 4:02 am)
Re: [LAU] HP DVD840 optical drive not recognized by Ubuntu S..., Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue May 11, 4:36 am)