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Old 05-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question MEPIS 3.43 / Updated k3b / My DVD drives are gone!


I am new to Linux, so any insight would be appreciated (I also posted this under the "Distro-MEPIS" section).

I recently installed MEPIS 3.43. I had to burn a data DVD, so I went to K3b. The k3b version on MEPIS 3.43 had a bug that prevented "closing" the DVD after the burn process, so I went into synaptic and got the most recent version of k3b. I could burn my DVD (and verify data check) fine.

However, after "ending" my MEPIS session, the icons for my 2 DVD drives (1 burner, 1 read only) were not on my desktop. Please note that those 2 icons for my 2 DVD drives were there before I updated k3b and before I "ended" the MEPIS session. They are not there now, and I can not find anyway to access them. I can not find them under the "start" menu either. I have no idea what happened to them.

Strangely though, when I go into the updated k3b, it does show my 2 DVD drives as well as any data on them (if I have a DVD / CD in them), but this is the ONLY way I can even "find" my 2 DVD drives.

What happened? How can I "get back" my 2 optical drives (on the desktop and under the "start" menu?).

Any ideas? Thanks!
 
Old 05-20-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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I am not a MEPIS guy, but it sounds like the k3b update broke some auto-mount script. Try this until you get an answer from the MEPIS community; it won't restore your icons but it should get you access to your DVD drives:

I am assuming that you are using KDE, and not Gnome. Click the Start button, and go to System > More Applications > Removable Media Utility (KwikDisk). That will probably put an icon in your task bar on the lower right of your screen that looks like three multicolor cubes (or it will just open a window). Click on the icon and you should have access to your DVD drives.

Write back and tell us if that worked. Good luck.

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KwikDisk thing

Yes, there is a red, green, and orange thing (3 blocks) at the lower right hand part of my monitor....I clicked on it...the KwikDisk thing....but it only shows my harddrives. Strangely, before the k3b update, it showed a bunch of things...I don't know if my DVD drives were among the things it showed, but it showed a bunch of things...now it only shows my windows (hda) my linux root, swap, and home....

I'm lost....lol.
 
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