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Odyssey1942 11-01-2006 04:38 PM

Why doesn't USB DVD show on desktop?
I plugged in my Sony DVD+/-RW ,+/-r portable drive, but it did not show up on the desktop.

In /dev , there is:


and Link Target: /dev/hdc

Since the only other CD device on this computer is a CD-ROM, then this must be it, no?

How to get it to show an icon on the desktop? TIA

(Using Ubuntu 6.06)

Odyssey1942 11-02-2006 02:27 PM

Ooops! Turns out that what I thought was a CD-ROM is a CD-RW, so the USB DVD writer is not showing up anywhere that I can find.

I have googled and read extensively, but cannot find anything on USB-DVD's directly in point or anything on USB in general that has assisted me to locate it, much less get it to show on the desktop.

Any assistance kindly appreciated. Thanks.

Odyssey1942 11-02-2006 08:09 PM

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Odyssey1942 11-03-2006 12:08 PM

I would welcome any opinion regarding the lack of response. If it is simply a matter of no one being able to assist, perhaps someone could suggest a forum better suited?

Alternatively, have I posted badly or otherwise posted in such a fashion as to discourage responses? If this is the case, I certainly would like to better understand how to do this in a way that is more productive and would welcome any suggestions.


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