Originally Posted by lugoteehalt
The reason this thread has been weirded is because of my joke about blind people. They've rather forgotten the internet ethos perhaps.
Agree with EDDY1, at least it seems the most reasonable thing.
Use your favorite text editor, e.g. vim, to write to the /etc/fstab file:
sudo vim /etc/fstab
and then add the line with /media/cdrom0 in it.
Check there is something on the file system called /media/cdrom0 with:
A simpler but less intuitive thing is to do:
sudo cat >> /etc/fstab
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
then <ctrl>+d i.e. hold down the ctrl button then hit d
this is just a thing that can save a lot of time
Then restart the computer. It might work better because it is a bit mysterious why it does not have a CDROM entry in the fundamental file system table /etc/fstab.
It would be desirable to find out where the CD rom drive is normally put on the file system tree in Ubuntu, it is probably /media/cdrom0 but it might not be.
Before I try to take your advice, please know that my laptop lost all of my data about two months ago. I think I started this thread talking about how all of my data is gone. The laptop rewrote new partitions and everything.
Also note that my laptop has a broken screen. So I connected my laptop to an external monitor. The laptop screen broke maybe because I accidentally slept on my laptop some months ago.
Lastly, My laptop randomly crashes or shuts off completely in only some seconds, too, every hour or so. I have a computer temperature program checker which states that my laptop is usually around 66C degrees: so I don't think it is overheating. The screen goes black for some seconds. No lights are blinking. Then everything turns off. All the lights except maybe the mute light turns off for some seconds. Total silence. No lights except the mute light maybe for some seconds. Then laptop turns back on and boots back up.
In conclusion, could any of those things be a reason why my laptop might be having CD opening or ejecting or registering issues?
I just wanted to bring up those things first.
But if you have nothing to add for now, then I will try taking your advice from your last comment in ten hours from now or so. It is 4:21am PST. I will be going to bed now. I will come back to to this and I will look at this thread first before doing anything else.
See you (or anybody who is reading this or who cares) in some hours from now.