OK, think of me of a bit of newbie here as far as Ubuntu goes...
I am building up a new system out of old scrap parts, Ubuntu installed alright but having a problem 'seeing' the contents of an IDE DVD drive.
Ubuntu can physically see the drive in the'Drive Utility' and reading a few of the threads this seems to be a common problem in that Ubuntu just doesn't like IDE DVD drives
Is it possible to solve if you manually edit some secret files? I've tried doing that best I can, should I find the necessary files and copy and paste the text off the threads in without knowing what I am doing?
Shame there isn't a lil program one can d/l and zap the problem automatically! Been tearing my hair out for a few days now... ;-)
The main point of switching to Ubuntu was security/ privacy... Especially with NSA now writing code for Windows... But kind of defeats the purpose if I can't access my own files?
Please help or i am going to be bald by end of the week...
ok then...seemed quite str8 fwd to me....but to make it really simple (please note it is actually 2 (that's TWO) questions here.....
- How do I make IDE DVD drive 'work' properly under Ubuntu?
- How do I get rid of the thing down the left hand side and put it back/ normal drop down menus across top of screen as in previous releases?
hope that simplifies it down a bit for you...;-)