I had an old reliable desktop running WinXP, but after some registry errors caused the system to be unstable I thought I'd give Ubuntu a try. I booted the 12.04 iso from the CD drive and the installation seemed to go smoothly. However, after installing updates and re-booting neither of my optical drives seem to work. One is a TDK CDRW 24/10/40B and the other a Pioneer DVR-105.
output from sudo lshw | grep cdrom:
*-cdrom:0 logical name: /dev/cdrom1 *-cdrom:1 logical name: /dev/cdrom
output from sudo lshw
*-cdrom:0 description: CD-R/CD-RW writer physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/cdrom1 logical name: /dev/cdrw1 logical name: /dev/sr0 capabilities: audio cd-r cd-rw configuration: status=nodisc *-cdrom:1 description: DVD writer product: DVD-RW DVR-105 vendor: PIONEER physical id: 0.1.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0 logical name: /dev/cdrom logical name: /dev/cdrw logical name: /dev/dvd logical name: /dev/dvdrw logical name: /dev/sr1 version: 1.33 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
Looking through other posts that dealt with the same problem, I installed libdvdnav4, libdvdcss2, libdvdcss-dev, libdvdread4, gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad and gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly packages. I can see both drives from the Computer window, but neither shows under Devices on the left side of file manager.
I'd appreciate some help if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks!