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newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« on: December 31, 2016, 04:45:04 pm »
Hi Guys
Newbie here, I have been going round in circles for 3 days now. I will explain, installed linux mint 18 as a dual boot system on my dell computer. no problem, getting used  to navigating all the icons, programs etc so far so good. its FAR quicker than windows, in fact when i use I iplayer in windows live tv it constantly stops re starts but in linux not one instance of buffering its great.to me just shows how much is going on the bckground!  However I digress, sorry, I have a major problem with the dvd which is a slot type, the cd/dvd goes in, whirs a little then stops, nothing happens . SO far I have trawled the internet without success, because the dvd is recognised in "my computer" as an optiarc, I have run a command in the terminal using wodim --devices and it says :  0  dev='/dev/sg1'   rwrw-- : 'Optiarc' 'DVD+-RW AD-7640S' . I have tried  mount the drive but no luck. and I get no media inserted or something like that. SO is my dvd duff? or should it be mounted another way like I say it takes the dvd in , it ejects them , it souds fine . LIke I say I am new to linux but I do like what I have seen so far, I am also no computer expert some of the comands  like sudo and things I have to read a few times but I get there in the end for a silver surfer dipping his toe in the water I am progressing nicely(i think) . SO if anyone can help me i would be greatly appreciated. Just as an aside and trying not to bore you My other half unbeknown to me got a new laptop with w10 installed......ITS AWFULL, and to my suprise so slow and the drive is already 65gb and there is nothing on it so to speak except what it come with. anyway I will leave you in peace and carry on trying to learn linux lol.
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 04:58:41 pm »
What's on the DVD ?

Movie or data ?
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 05:10:07 pm »
Hi Mark
tried them all, movie , music, etc. They go in, motor spins (but not at full speed )then eveything goes quiet and nothing happens. When I look into my computer it list the dvd as an optiarc but when I ut cd or dvd in it says No media. I have tried the cli but as yet not to savvy with that but I have noticed after trawling  around the net most computers seem to have something like dev/sro (or similar) were I have SG! ? but like I say I am going round in circles, entered lots of commands in cli and still nothing works. I am up the Johnathan without a paddle at the moment.
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 07:02:20 pm »
Sorry pauly66 I got called away for a bit.

Okay first let's make sure libdvdcss is installed .. open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
and follow any onscreen instruction to let it download, compile, and install libdvdcss.

Now, can you remove the DVD .. then reinsert it .. wait a few seconds .. then open a terminal and post the output from:
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dmesg | tail -n 50
and
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mount
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 07:53:38 pm »

Hi Mark,
Its ok no problem. Ok, well I entered the command,it seemed to download all sorts of things and finally a window came up and said "This package automates the process of launching downloads of the source   ?
 ? files for libdvdcss2 from videolan.org, compiling them, and installing    ?
 ? the binary packages (libdvdcss2 libdvdcss-dev).                           ?
 ?                                                                           ?
 ? Please run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg" to launch this process for  ?
 ? the first time.            Erm  So I did, and it installed a lot of other things too lol and unpacked them and finally gave me my terminal window back . I then ran the other command you asked  me to do and the answer was
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$ dmesg tail -n 50
dmesg: unknown level '50'
Not sure if  good or bad .............sounds bad lol. Anyway should I try mount or wont that work now. I must say I got excited when all that library stuff was installed
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 08:05:56 pm »
Sorry Mark after reading your post I realised you wanted 2 printouts , here is the one from mount
 mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=2047200k,nr_inodes=204590,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=413420k,mode=755)
/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event,release_agent=/run/cgmanager/agents/cgm-release-agent.perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb,release_agent=/run/cgmanager/agents/cgm-release-agent.hugetlb)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset,clone_children)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids,release_agent=/run/cgmanager/agents/cgm-release-agent.pids)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=31,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,relatime)
cgmfs on /run/cgmanager/fs type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=100k,mode=755)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=413420k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 08:17:03 pm »
can you remove the DVD .. then reinsert it .. wait a few seconds .. then open a terminal and post the output from:
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dmesg | tail -n 50
HINT - copy the above command and paste it into the terminal because you missed out the "|" (pipe) symbol in  your first attempt ;)

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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 08:30:20 pm »
Hi Mark, SORRY I thought that was a space bar ! lol. I have yet a lot to learn . Ok redone it and this time the readout is pretty big:
21530.834738] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: unset
[21530.834740] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
[21530.834743] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[21530.834746] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[21530.834748] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[21530.834751] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[21530.834754] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
[21530.834757] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5730000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
[21530.834759] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[21530.834761] cfg80211:   (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 0 mBm), (N/A)
[21546.295750] wlp4s0: authenticate with 00:11:50:eb:9c:32
[21546.299946] wlp4s0: send auth to 00:11:50:eb:9c:32 (try 1/3)
[21546.316777] wlp4s0: authenticated
[21546.317017] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling HT/VHT due to WEP/TKIP use
[21546.317021] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling HT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP
[21546.317024] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling VHT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP
[21546.317028] wlp4s0: waiting for beacon from 00:11:50:eb:9c:32
[21549.702555] wlp4s0: authenticate with 00:11:50:eb:9c:32
[21549.706209] wlp4s0: send auth to 00:11:50:eb:9c:32 (try 1/3)
[21549.811840] wlp4s0: authenticated
[21549.812258] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling HT/VHT due to WEP/TKIP use
[21549.812267] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling HT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP
[21549.812272] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling VHT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP
[21549.816052] wlp4s0: associate with 00:11:50:eb:9c:32 (try 1/3)
[21549.821238] wlp4s0: RX AssocResp from 00:11:50:eb:9c:32 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
[21549.823975] wlp4s0: associated
[21570.356032] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[21693.413657] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[21935.720425] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=00:22:fb:97:dd:10:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=104.16.215.67 DST=192.168.1.6 LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=58 ID=1350 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=443 DPT=52414 WINDOW=0 RES=0x00 RST URGP=0
[21935.720497] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=00:22:fb:97:dd:10:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=104.16.215.67 DST=192.168.1.6 LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=58 ID=1351 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=443 DPT=52414 WINDOW=0 RES=0x00 RST URGP=0
[21936.052749] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=00:22:fb:97:dd:10:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=104.16.215.67 DST=192.168.1.6 LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=58 ID=1397 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=443 DPT=52414 WINDOW=0 RES=0x00 RST URGP=0
[22069.102302] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22191.668345] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22316.562697] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22441.407436] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22566.666998] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22691.032281] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22816.790560] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[22940.959020] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23065.860196] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23190.595325] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23315.551943] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23440.401393] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23565.310400] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23690.180610] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23815.265587] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[23939.947494] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[24066.257986] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[24190.555555] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
[24315.060615] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp4s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:44:e9:dd:a3:e3:30:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.254 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
and here is the mount command again
 mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=2047200k,nr_inodes=204590,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=413420k,mode=755)
/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event,release_agent=/run/cgmanager/agents/cgm-release-agent.perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb,release_agent=/run/cgmanager/agents/cgm-release-agent.hugetlb)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset,clone_children)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids,release_agent=/run/cgmanager/agents/cgm-release-agent.pids)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=31,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,relatime)
cgmfs on /run/cgmanager/fs type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=100k,mode=755)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=413420k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
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Yes I have a shop dvd I can try ok inserted the dvd , its trying to read it but just not making it hope that makes sense, The mount command I have posted is before I inserted the dvd sorry I forgot the wait a few seconds bit anway it ran but now if I try mount nothing happens at all it just refresh to the $ to enter another command
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 02:58:37 pm »
How old is this laptop ?

I don't really do much with optical disks any more so have forgotten pretty much everything I knew about dealing with them from the command line :-[

What happens if you insert a CD/DVD, then run:
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nemo /mnt
can you see the contents of the CD/DVD ? .. or did you get an error message ?
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 05:31:01 pm »
Hi Mark
well I inserted a dvd(shop brought) and then did the commands you mentioned . The nemo mnt command didn't  produce an error message but didn't produce a read out either. I understand if you want to call it a day , no problem . its just a very strange situation. OH the laptop is 2009 dellstudio 1555 the dvd is a slot type it just takes the dvd in without a tray popping out . I might even look at replacing it if I can get at it and see if thats the problem. In the meantime I will keep delving lol
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Paul



sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
[sudo] password for pauly:
mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0
pauly@pauly-Studio-1555 ~ $ nemo /mnt
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 06:02:44 pm »
I'd assume the DVD player has had it my mate .. any chance you can test it in another machine (maybe a Windows one) ?
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 04:23:01 pm »
Hi Mark
Well, my other halfs previous computer was a dell 1755 studio. It was REALLY easy to get to the cpu, fan etc. took the back off this 1555 and whoah not so easy looks like I have got to take the whole machine apart to get at the dvd. SO I "maybe some time" or If I lose my bottle I will have to live without the dvd and use usb , Thanks for all your input and in the words of Arnie  "  i'll ' be back "
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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 07:50:21 am »
Okay, good luck Paul :)
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2017, 08:45:11 pm »
If you wanted to, you could get an external DVD that plugs into USB ports.

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Re: newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2017, 05:36:41 pm »
Hi Mark
Yes I had thought of that in fact they are cheaper than a standard dell replacement..................and a lot less hassle lol

 


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