[SIZE=2]Here is the problem my desktop has with audio CDs and blank CD-R/RWs. The computer is running Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (Jaunty) with the GNOME desktop. When an audio CD (commercial or burned by others or myself) is inserted into the CD-ROM drive, no icon appears on the desktop - as it should and does in my laptop running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). Not surprisingly, programs that can play, rip, or burn CDs don't recognize that a disc has been inserted. However, some audio programs, notably Grip and K3b have sometimes (in my few tries) listed the CD's tracks, but without listing their information - only 'Track 01, Track 02, etc. are listed. When this occurs, the program will successfully rip a track or tracks. When the insertion of an audio disc is unrecognized, pressing the eject button on the drive does not usually eject the disc. Then, I must do so by pressing a paper clip into the emergency eject hole.
The insertion of a blank CD-R/RW of various makes gives no screen icon, and burning is impossible.
Data CDs and ISO image CDs work perfectly. With insertion of a data CD, an icon appears along with a dialog listing the contents of the CD.
I think that when I had my prior Ubuntu version - 6.04 - audio CDs worked well.
The label on my CD-ROM drive gives the following information:
Manufactured by BenQ corporation for Philips and BenQ Digital Storage Corporation.
model 1650V. Manufactured August 2005. EOA TANEG.
Here is information from the below command.
haas@desktop:~$ cdrecord -inq dev=cdrom
Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Vendor_info : 'ATAPI '
Identification : 'DVD-ROM 16X '
Revision : 'TANE'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.
Can one tell whether this problem lies in hardware (the CD-ROM drive), software (e.g., the Linux Kernel or files, or in firmware? What might be the best way to begin to solve the problem?
Thanks for any help.