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Old 02-11-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
dvdbpmphry
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install cd-rom driver


Hi,
I was given this computer with Ubuntu already installed. The previous owner deleted private information. I think the cd-rom driver was accidentally deleted. I was told to install a driver from the Internet. I've tried, but I'm not having any luck. Today I updated to Ubuntu 11.10. Can anyone tell me how to install a cd-rom driver, in simple language?

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Dave Pumphrey
 
Old 02-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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the cdrom drive is probably just dead. ubuntu would have done the necessary things for the drive to work.
 
Old 02-18-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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cd-rom driver

How do I resurrect a cd_rom driver?


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Old 02-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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I've never ever needed to install a CD-ROM driver in Linux. The Linux kernel contains all the necessary software to dealwith CD-ROMs and CD-ROM drives. Did you upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 using a CD (in the CD-ROM drive)? If so, then the drive obviously works. What happens when you insert a CD? If you go into your BIOS, is the drive detected OK?
 
  


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