Questions relevant to optical drives (CD, DVD, Bluray, etc).

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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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kubuntu 14.04 IEC958 turns off at login

I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04 from Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (Packard Bell Easynote TJ65). On Kubuntu 12.04 the IEC958 output (digital audio optical/toslink spidif output) was always on as ...
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Lost CDROM in Boot options in BIOS [closed]

I wiped my HD and did a clean ubuntu install with the latest version. I lost the option in my BIOS to boot from the CD. The BIOS sees the drive in system info but the only option I have in Boot ...
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How can I share an optical drive in a way that fools the client into thinking it's a local drive?

I'm in the frankly ludicrous situation where my desktop has two optical drives and my media centre has none (nor space for one). Before I consider something as extreme as buying an external optical ...
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why doesn't my optical drive read dvds nor bds anymore? only cds

i have installed ubuntu through a CD. now my optical drive doesn't real DVDs nor BDs anymore. i'm new to ubuntu. don't know many things. just the basics. is there a way to either configure it? ...
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i have ubuntu 12.04 LTS os on my HP Probook 445 G1 and i am unable to find options to Open and close the optical drive/tray

please help me to open it. i have to install some software on my laptop.i tried to open optical ( CD DRIVE) drive on my laptop which has ubuntu12.04 LTS os on it.
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Optical S/PDIF activate rear output

I'm trying to use the optical audio output of my motherboard to send the sound to my AV Receiver. I only see the front channels received by my AV. Indeed rear channels don't seem to be activated. ...
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Dell XPS One DVD-ROM not functinoing on 12.04.2

I just installed 12.04.2 and my DVD drive will not function. It spins on power up and as per below the system recognizes the hardware. I have tried multiple eject commands to no avail. *-scsi:1 ...
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Why am I unable to mount my cd/dvd drives?

Sorry to ask this question which has been asked by dozens of other people, but it seems that though the symptoms may be the same, most people have different issues. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer ...
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Realtek ALC887-VD popping sound xbmc

I have the following hardware: Asus E45M1-M Pro based htpc, Yamaha RX-V550, LG 50PA6500. Connections: sound: htpc->yamaha via s/pdif optical, video: htpc->lg tv via hdmi. And software: Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 isn't recognizing the dvd/cd drive [closed]

I've run into the same problem as this guy [closed-no answers]: UBUNTU isn't recognizing the dvd/cd drive I recently installed 12.10 (32-bit) on a HP EliteBook 8560p. I used the ODD (CD/DVD+RW) ...
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Permanently disable CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: disable the cdrom in Ubuntu 11.10 OS I have no use for a CD drive, ever. Yet it exists, consumes power, opens inadvertently when in its case or in my bed and makes noise ...