I am using Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 14R. There are no writings like DVD-RX or DVD-rom on my DVD-reader. Is there anything in Ubuntu similar to the device manager in Windows, so that I can know if I have a DVD-burner or not?
Here's an alternative.
- Open a new Terminal window with Ctrl+Alt+T and type in the following:
sudo apt-get install libcdio-utils
- Now there's a tool called
cd-drivein the utility you've just installed. So in your Terminal run
sudo cd-driveand hit enter.
The output should look like this:
cd-drive version 0.83 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 R. Bernstein This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The driver selected is GNU/Linux The default device for this driver is /dev/cdrom Drivers available... GNU/Linux ioctl and MMC driver cdrdao (TOC) disk image driver bin/cuesheet disk image driver Nero NRG disk image driver CD-ROM drive supports MMC 3 Drive: /dev/cdrom Vendor : TSSTcorp Model : CD/DVDW TS-L632D Revision : HH18 Profile List Feature DVD-R - Double-Layer Sequential Recording DVD-R - Double-layer Jump Recording DVD+R Double Layer - DVD Recordable Double Layer DVD+R - DVD Recordable DVD+RW - DVD Rewritable Re-recordable DVD using Sequential Recording Re-recordable DVD using Restricted Overwrite Re-writable DVD Re-recordable DVD using Sequential recording Read only DVD CD-RW Re-writable Compact Disc capable Write once Compact Disc capable Read only Compact Disc capable Core Feature ATAPI interface Morphing Feature Operational Change Request/Notification not supported Synchronous GET EVENT/STATUS NOTIFICATION supported Removable Medium Feature Tray type loading mechanism can eject the medium or magazine via the normal START/STOP command can be locked into the Logical Unit Write Protect Feature Random Readable Feature Multi-Read Feature CD Read Feature C2 Error pointers are supported CD-Text is supported DVD Read Feature Random Writable Feature Incremental Streaming Writable Feature Formattable Feature Management Ability of the Logical Unit/media system to provide an apparently defect-free space. Feature Restricted Overwrite Feature DVD+RW Feature DVD+R Feature Rigid Restricted Overwrite Feature CD Track at Once Feature CD Mastering (Session at Once) Feature DVD-R/RW Write Feature Unknown code 33 Feature DVD+R Double Layer Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Unknown code c0 Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Morphing Feature Operational Change Request/Notification not supported Synchronous GET EVENT/STATUS NOTIFICATION supported Profile List Feature Profile List Feature Unknown Profile 0 Unknown Profile 0 Unknown Profile 0 Hardware : CD-ROM or DVD Can eject : Yes Can close tray : Yes Can disable manual eject : Yes Can select juke-box disc : No Can set drive speed : No Can read multiple sessions (e.g. PhotoCD) : Yes Can hard reset device : Yes Reading.... Can read Mode 2 Form 1 : Yes Can read Mode 2 Form 2 : Yes Can read (S)VCD (i.e. Mode 2 Form 1/2) : Yes Can read C2 Errors : Yes Can read IRSC : Yes Can read Media Channel Number (or UPC) : Yes Can play audio : Yes Can read CD-DA : Yes Can read CD-R : Yes Can read CD-RW : Yes Can read DVD-ROM : Yes Writing.... Can write CD-RW : Yes Can write DVD-R : Yes Can write DVD-RAM : Yes Can write DVD-RW : No Can write DVD+RW : No