I have removed the dvd-rom drive from my laptop(not the disk). When I install the drive again. The device didn't displayed in /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd

Is there a command that can make ubuntu scan for new hardware and install the driver?

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Ubuntu automatically scans for new hardware. Check if you have connect the driver properly. Check if it is visible in the BIOS. If not then probably it is damaged.

  • This dvd drive works. I can boot my laptop with ubuntu installation disk.
    – 唐英荣
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 5:32
  • Normally the dvd disk will be mount to /media/dvd But now nothing happens when I install the dvd drive or insert a disk.
    – 唐英荣
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 5:33

Install cdde Install cdde from Ubuntu Software Centre.. It works with mine.


Run the following command in Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and observe what happens next:

sudo udevadm monitor

It could help you to troubleshoot the problem.

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