I have had a Sony DVD burner installed on my system for about a month now. I had no problem getting it recognized and have been using it off and on. I disabled kudzu not long after installing it because I was having a problem with the new Fedora kernels indefinately lagging when running kudzu on startup. I think this may be the problem but I am not sure. I am afraid to add kudzu to my startup again for fear of my system not ever booting again but I want my DVD burner to burn again.
I also just put a second harddrive in my computer and I can't find it anywhere when I run:
sudo file -Ls /dev/hd[a-e]1