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Old 04-28-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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New Ubuntu install...How to recognize cd, dvd players


New Ubuntu install....doesn't see cd or dvd players. Can't find how to access "Hardware" and "Properties" which typically list the hardware installed on desktop computer, in Windows by right-clicking when in "Computer".

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Old 04-28-2015, 04:16 PM   #2
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Which version of Ubuntu did you install, and onto what hardware?
 
Old 04-28-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

What do you mean by not see? linux does not have separate drives like windows and therefore does not show up in a file browser. When a disc is inserted a directory is automatically created and mounted to /media/<disc_name> and a file browser window opens to show its contents. Different distributions behave diferently and use different mount points etc.

Optical media will have a device id of /dev/sr0 and link to /dev/cdrom. If they exist linux see it.

http://www.binarytides.com/linux-com...hardware-info/
 
Old 04-28-2015, 09:10 PM   #4
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On my Ubuntu 14.04 installation with Gnome Classic desktop, if I open the computer icon (location depends on the installed desktop), I see my DVD drive and other devices such as my hard disks, USB drives, and the "File System".

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Old 04-28-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the update
 
Old 04-28-2015, 09:33 PM   #6
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doesn't see cd or dvd players
ODD
the dvd drive in your computer will have been automatically mounted on boot

just open the drawer place the dvd in the tray and close

then use a MUSIC!!!! program like kcd ,Amarok , Rhythmbox

or whatever your default music player is
 
Old 04-28-2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Dwadman View Post
Can't find how to access "Hardware" and "Properties" which typically list the hardware installed on desktop computer, in Windows by right-clicking when in "Computer".
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

You might be referring to the "Device Manager" in Windows. In Linux, it's a little different.

I'm not sure if it's still available or preinstalled on Ubuntu but I think a program called "HardInfo" may be what you're looking for. Take a look in the Synaptic Package Manager to see if it's installed. If not, you can install it there or via the terminal using the instructions here.

Hope this helps...
 
Old 04-29-2015, 07:40 AM   #8
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A command you can use in a terminal to find out what hardware your operating system is seeing is 'lshw'. It is recommended that you run this with the command 'sudo lshw', assuming your user name has full administrative privileges.
 
  


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