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Brasero cannot find DVD [solved]

Needed to use my DVD burner under Linux for the first time in 5 years, it’s still painful. The latest and greatest GUI is brasero which is default in Ubuntu 12.10. Still didn’t work “out of the box” though as it can’t find my DVDR drive.

brasero --brasero-media-debug
BraseroMedia: (at brasero-media.c:533) Initializing Brasero-media 3.4.1
BraseroMedia: (at brasero-medium-monitor.c:654) Probing drives and media
BraseroMedia: (at brasero-medium-monitor.c:659) Found 0 drives
BraseroMedia: (at brasero-medium-monitor.c:675) Found 0 volumes

Turns out I needed the following line in my /etc/fstab.

/dev/dvd               /media/dvd  auto    ro,user,noauto,unhide   0      0
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One Response to Brasero cannot find DVD [solved]

  1. John Wood says:

    Thanks for this! As soon as I saved my fstab, it showed up in brasero, no need to restart it!

    Why the error message can’t be a bit more descriptive, I don’t know!

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