Blank CD/DVDs not detected, non-blank ones are not auto mounted.
CD+DVD Tools is installed, version is 188.8.131.52.8-1
Things are getting even weirder: I switched to a 2.4-k6 kernel that matches my configuration somewhat better (I'm thinking about compiling my own 2.6 but I've naver done that before and... well, that'd take another thread)
Anyways, after switchiong to the 2.4-k6 kernel I was actually able to burn a couple of DVDs. it went like this: I loaded the burning list in Gnomebaker, I hit "burn" and I got the message "Please insert a wrieable DVD in the tray" tho it was already there. I hit OK and it started burning.
After the writing was completed, I burned another DVD, then I tried with a CD and it failed. Looked like the system couldn't see any CD in the tray.
Then I tried with a DVD again and it failed again.
And like if that wasn't enough, if I insert a CD or DVD with some data on it, I have to manually mount and unmount it; automounting is not working any more. And just to make it even weirder, it took me some tries to get the sound card working, whcich it now does, but every time I log in I find that the mixer sliders Pcm IGaing and Digital1 have been reset to zero, so I have to manually set them each time.
No biggie anyway, it does work and that's the iomportant thing (for now)
The real problem is why the cd-dvd wont auto mount, why the burning dowsn't work, and how could it work only a couple of times and then quit without anything being changed (other than trying to burn a CD instead of a DVD, but the weirdest thing is that after failing to write on CD, it doesn't even write on DVD any more) and why is the auto mount gone?
And most important: How can I fix those problems? Any Ideas?