Questions tagged [optical]

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

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select fre:ac snap to run when audio CD is in drive

In Ubuntu settings, there are options for the handling of removable media, for example to select what happens if one puts a CD into its drive. Inside there's a list of different software to choose ...
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Blu-Ray drive seems to be recognized as harddrive (/dev/sdb) (drive conntected at SATA -> USB adapter)

I have connected my Blu-Ray disk drive via a SATA -> USB adapter to my notebook. But is not found as optical disk drive by the system. When I type in lsusb it shows: Bus 004 Device 005: ID 152d:...
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Broke/Erase/Corrupt CD-R (Recordable)

I have a CD-R (Recordable) optical disk, it has data, I know for sure this type of cd can only be written once. My question is, Is there any method so that the data in the cd is erased/broken/...
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20.04 DVD Boot insists on doing live boot without first giving option to install

Booting from DVD takes me to a LIVE session without first offering the option of a normal install as show below. How I do get to see the option just to install ? The same DVD on another Ubuntu system ...
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External blu-ray drive not working ubuntu 19.04 [closed]

I have a generic external Blu-ray drive enclosure I purchased off eBay that I use as my only optical drive. It works just fine on windows, but I can't seem to be able to get it working on Ubuntu 19.04....
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Load average is high after adding second drive

My laptop was working fine and its load average was between 0.2 - 0.5 (and around 0.02 while doing nothing) until I decide to upgrade it with an SSD. First I replaced my HDD with SSD, moving HDD into ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 - Sound changes from Optical Audio (On Motherboard) to HDMI (Onboard Graphics - Intel) at random

I've been running Ubuntu 18.10 on my media center since January. It's been working fine until recently where it keeps changing the audio device from the Optical/SPDIF Output (to my sound bar) to the ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R (5520) Optical drive ejects randomly

machine: Inspiron 15R (5520) O.S: dual boot Win10/ubuntu 18.04 I kept it on bios for 1 hour and it didn't ejected. Doesn't happen when booted on Windows.
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Reading files from a CD-ROM

I have a functional CD-ROM with lots of Windows stuff inside. I know that the executables won't run on Ubuntu, but I cannot even get the system to mount it. I'm sure it's user error. But, I'd love to ...
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Root access to blank optical media

Ubuntu seems to have a problem accessing blank optical media using sudo/root. Correct operation Insert a blank CD/DVD in the optical drive. Open a terminal window. Run nautilus You should see a ...
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How to check if DVD-R is closed?

When I burn a DVD with Brasero, it asks me whether I want to close the DVD after burn or leave it open to add files later. How do I check whether a DVD is read-only or it's still writable? I am ...
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DVD drive can not be accessed, but is recognised and seen by programs

I have a very weird issue with one of my optical drives at the moment. Currently, I have an old Plextor PX-760A IDE-drive and a Pioneer BDR-206 installed by SATA. The Pioneer drives works without any ...
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Optical drive keeps ejecting automatically

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS a few days ago and after 2 days, my drive started ejecting itself after some time, without my issuing any command. It's not a hardware problem because I ran the BIOS for ...
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Can't mount CD/DVD on Kubuntu 16.04

I'm having a strange problem on brand new machine with freshly installed Kubuntu 16.04. It won't recognize any CD/DVD I insert other than audio CD. The optical drive was not new but from older machine ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or from Ubuntu on a ...
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md5 for iso checks, but burn always fails

---------------------update------------------------- the disc shows as an excellent disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ cdck -t -v Track list (1-1): 1: 00:02:00 (sec: 000000) data 170: 82:48:60 (...
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How do I disable laptop optical drive eject button and assign eject to a keyboard shortcut?

Note: Answer now updated to function under 19.04 I'm on 14.04 and accidentally open my cd/dvd/bluray drive about 20 times a day. I've looked at a few questions here which provided no working solution....
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Optical drive not recognized after 14.04 update

Just installed updates in 14.04. Prior to updates the CD\DVD drive was recognized by both admin and standard user accounts. After updates can only access in admin. Standard user message is don't have ...
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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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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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Can't find options to open and close the optical drive/tray on HP Probook 445 G1

I have to install some software on my laptop. I tried to open optical (CD drive) on my laptop which has Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS on it, but I couldn't find a way.
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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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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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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 ...