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I can't burn a blank cd/dvd. The system does not recognize any cd/dvd drive. When I insert a cd/dvd with data, there is no problem. The system automounts the drive.

Please help.

Thank you.

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How is the CD/DVD writer connected? – Mitch Jun 5 '12 at 12:48
It's the laptop internal CD/DVD. I'm using a IBM ThinkPad T60. – Florin Acatrinei Jun 5 '12 at 13:00

I assume that you are using Brasero. It seems to be a regression since this error was reported before (9.10, if I remember well).

My opinion is to use K3b:

sudo apt-get install k3b
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I tried using K3b. Is the same problem. It does not see the blank cd. – Florin Acatrinei Jun 5 '12 at 13:03
Please provide a dmesg output from the blank disk insertion. – Frantique Jun 5 '12 at 13:41
When I insert a blank cd I have no dmesg output. The only output is from a data cd. In this case the output is: 'kern :debug : [Tue Jun 5 16:47:34 2012] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3' 'kern :debug : [Tue Jun 5 16:47:34 2012] ISOFS: changing to secondary root' – Florin Acatrinei Jun 5 '12 at 13:51
It seems to be an udev problem. Try >sudo apt-get install --reinstall udev – Frantique Jun 5 '12 at 14:24
It still does not work. – Florin Acatrinei Jun 5 '12 at 14:54

Well, from just reading through the comments, and past experiences, I have come across this problem many times, and it turned out to be that the drive is defective. You can try removing the drive ( see IBM website for disassembly information) dust the connector, and plug it back in. Good luck .

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The drive have two different lasers. One that does the reading, and the other does the writing. – Mitch Jun 6 '12 at 8:29

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