This is my first post and I'll make it a point to say that I'm new to Fedora Core / Linux in general.
I've been following the resources found on this forum and it has been great, however I haven't found a solution to this particular problem yet.
Forgive the immense detail, but I believe adding any and all relevant information will give you pro's the info you need as well as anyone else encountering this problem in the future. Also, it gives me a small feeling of contribution to the community
Cheers, and I thank you for any help you can direct this way.
-FC5 on Dell Inspiron 9300 using Gnome
-My CD/DVD drive (Model NEC DVD+- ND-6650A) has stopped automounting
-CD/DVD icon does not appear when I double click on 'Computer'
WHAT I HAVE DONE RECENTLY:
-I installed NeroLinux last night
-I enabled DMA (NeroLinux was giving me a warning that DMA was disabled); I used the following instructions to do so: Enable DMA on your DVD/CD drive
*** EDIT: When I REMOVE the changes that the post instructs me to make, my NEC DVD drive works perfectly fine - the automount feature works correctly - The question is, how do I enable DMA to gain increased speed as well as keep the automount functionality ***
-After I followed the instructions to enable DMA, I rebooted and NeroLinux did not give me a message regarding DMA being disabled, however the DVD drive was not automounted - I did not even see a CD/DVD icon when I accessed the 'Computer' icon on the desktop
-I noticed when I ran HAL (command line: [root@localhost ~]# /usr/bin/hal-device-manager
) that I DO NOT see my NEC DVD recorder under 'Devices', however NeroLinux picks it up when I go to Choose Recorder); I also noticed that in HAL Device Manager, I see "AT DMA Controller' listed as a Device - not sure if this means anything to you experts out there.
-I am able to mount the drive by creating another directory named "DVDRW" in /media/ and running the following command (However, I have to do this everytime to access a CD/DVD):
[root@localhost ~]# mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/DVDRW
mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected, mounting read-only
-To enable DMA (or increase the speed fo my optical drive by any means)
-I want Automount to work as it was before:
-I ALWAYS have a CD/DVD icon when I double click on 'Computer'
-The name of the CD/DVD icon changes itself according to the CD/DVD's label name
-Whenever I eject, the CD/DVD icon will remain (of course the label of the CD/DVD will detatch itself from the name of the icon)