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I have some puzzling probs with my DVD writer/drive. When I insert a DVD or CD, nothing seems to happen. I was under the impression that the CD/DVD should mount on the desktop. Is this true?
When I insert a music CD, here is the message I get "CD ROM read or access error, please make sure you have access permissions to /dev/hdc/" can anyone tell me what this means and how to fix it?
I know my DVD drive is working just fine as I was able to install Mandriva Linux no prob.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
1.) There are programs that check in short intervals whether there is a CD in the drive, and mount it if found. Search on Google with something like linux automount
2.) Seems you don't have root access to /dev/hdc. What's the output of 'ls -l /dev/hdc' ?
Sorry, in my above post I meant to say: "Seems you have only root access ...", but I was wrong nonetheless.
Do you try to mount that audio CD? This is not possible, since it doesn't contain an ISO file system.
I believe it has to do with security and safe practice and user control more than anything. If you have restrictive permissions but allow users to access the device via group and fstab, you can control who can access it, and who can not. This is more for a multi-user platform than single desktop user, but this promotes good practice for when you want that control.
It depends on what he is using to play the cd with. If he is trying with Xine, and he is not in the cdrom group, an access error will come up. Similar to k3b setup where you need to specify a group (eg burning or users etc). I would hazard a guess that the program he is using has settings regarding the group - not device permissions.