[mythtv-users] no DVD drive found?

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Tue Nov 17 00:01:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 16:52 -0700, Greg Woods wrote:
> This turns out not to really be a Myth issue, but it is happening on my
> master backend and causing me problems in Myth, so I thought I'd ask
> here. I could not get MythDVD to work at all. Basically, the system is
> not finding my DVD drive. It shows up fine in the BIOS, but not in
> Linux. I don't see any messages about it at all in dmesg, it's like it's
> just not there. There are no /dev/dvd or /dev/sr0 devices like there are
> on my desktop which has a similar unit. My system hard drive is on the
> same IDE controller and it is working fine.  I thought at first the data
> cable might have come unseated from the DVD drive, but then the BIOS
> couldn't detect it either, right? What could cause it to be detected in
> the BIOS but not by the Linux kernel? Any hints on how I can debug this?
> --Greg
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Try this and see if it shows up..  sudo lshw -C disk

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