Ubuntu :: K3B No Optical Devices Found?

May 29, 2010

i've been having this problem since lucid, in both ubuntu and kubuntu, though im currently running kubuntu wich is why i tagged it that way.I open k3b, and it immediately tells me there's no optical device/drive...Then i "wodim --devices" and it returns

wodim: Overview of accessible drives (0 found) :
well that sucks, next stop "wodim --scanbus"


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Slackware :: No Optical Drive Found - K3b Did Not Find Any Optical Device In Your System

May 22, 2010

I dont know when k3b stopped working but have just gone to burn a disk and when opening it tells me

Quote: No optical drive found. K3b did not find any optical device in your system. Solution: Make sure HAL daemon is running, it is used by K3b for finding devices.

I can boot from cd and can mount cds from within Slackware but for some reason k3b insists that i don't have a drive.

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OpenSUSE :: KDE-new & Recent Devices-widget-bad Behavior After Optical PATA-SATA Swap

Feb 2, 2011

openSUSE 11.3,, KDE 4.4.x, 3.0-P4, 2.5g mem. I replaced PATA-OEM optical drive with SATA-OEM works fine with all apps outside of and except with this widget. No problems until the swap. I have performed some updates and I have not put the PATA drive back in to see if the behavior changed because it was failing. It could be an update but the optical drive swap is my first suspect. This now. If I hover cursor over notifier widget icon "last plugged in device" will pop up with accurate last device until a click on the widget icon and selection of action for the recently plugged in device. Selected actions work fine ... once.

Then it no longer updates the new or retains the previous DVD/CD (or any USB external drive when connected) entry. Closing after viewing but with out selecting an action results in an empty list also. The menu remains empty there after and only removal of the widget and reinstall makes the devices appear again ... once. Then the behavior repeats if the widget is removed and reinstalled. I was wondering if this is likely to be a udev/rules.d problem related to the swap of the optical drives? The 70-persistant-cd.rules file shows two cd's after the swap:


If I delete or rename the 70-persistant-cd.rules file in udev/rules.d will it truly be recreated at boot and might it this fix the issue? Should I look elsewhere first at some var logs for errors? Reinstall 11.3 and let auto detect and config sort it out is also and option but I'd rather not, heh.

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Debian Multimedia :: K3b No Optical Drive Found

Apr 3, 2011

I tried to burn a cd today and k3b told me it couldn't find an optical device. It suggested making sure HAL was running, it is. Nothing has changed except auto upgrades, so I tried an apt-get upgrade to see if that would make a difference. It didn't. Burning has never been an issue before, and googling all day hasn't provided any answers, apart from finding /etc/init.d/hal The permissions haven't been changed.

james@Lenny:~$ ls -l /media
total 8
drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Feb 12 00:14 apt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Jan 21 2009 cdrom -> cdrom0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 2009 cdrom0

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OpenSUSE :: CD Burning - No Optical Drive Found

Nov 2, 2010

I seem to be having a problem with burning CDs. Whenever I launch k3b, it says 'No optical drive found.' However, When I insert a CD while in KDE, it properly mounts it. What do I do? It seems like udev/hal is working fine. Also, I can't get KDE to recognize any inserted flash drive or external usb storage device inserted on demand.

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Debian :: Optical Drives Not Found In Etch?

Aug 6, 2010

I have two optical drives (not SATA) that previously showed up as /dev/hda and /dev/hdb. No longer. I see no mention of them in fstab and catting all the /dev/dvd /dev/cd... /dev/sr.. turns up nothing. If I place a disk with info in the drive nothing appears anywhere I can seen dmesg).K3b tells me no devices found.wodim tells me Detected CD-R drive:/dev/sr1wodim: Cannot do inquiry for CD/DVD-Recorder.Errno: 5 (Input/output error), test unit ready scsi sendcmd: fatal errorCDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00cmd finished after 0.000s timeout 40s

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 06a2:0003 Topro Technology - No Camera Found - Skryba Says No Devices Found

Mar 29, 2010

I have been trying to get this web cam working for a long time. lsusb:

Bus 004 Device 003: ID 06a2:0003 Topro Technology, Inc.

[ 1990.570050] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
[ 1990.751460] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Kernel patch: [URL]
Driver project: [URL]

Cheese simply says no camera found. Skryba says no devices found. Since this kernel patch was 2009-04-07 which is nearly a year ago it should be in latest kernel?


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Fedora Hardware :: No Optical Drive Found When Try To Burn The Images With K3B

Nov 25, 2010

I am getting ready to go to FC14. Yesterday I downloaded both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions -dvd iso. When I tried to burn the images with K3B I got the message 'No Optical drvice found'. Shut off my PC and rebooted this morning. The first thing I did was I tried to burn the 32 bit version with K3B. It worked. Went off and installed it - no problem. I came back to burn the 64 bit version. K3B says "No optical drive found'. K3b (and/or Fedora) lost connection with my optical drives - a DVD-Writer and DVD reader. I have put cds into the drives and tried to open the cds with File Browser with no luck.

Some pertinent data:
[root@Vince vince]# cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Mon Aug 17 15:12:43 2009
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or vol_id(8) for more info

I looked in messages and found no references after the successful burning of the 32 bit dvd. Nothing to indicate why Fedora lost contact with the dvd writer. What else is needed to fix this? I think that if I reboot, I will have access to both drives again. If that happens, I will burn the 64 bit iso and look into updating my system.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Optical Out From TV Into The SPDIF / Optical In On PC

Jul 5, 2010

I currently have the following:-

Optical Out from my TV into the SPDIF / Optical In on my PC
Optical Out from my PC into my Sony 5.1 Theatre Kit

The audio from the PC comes through ok when listening to music and movies. But unfortunately I can figure out how to enable the audio passthrough from my Tv so that the audio comes out of my theatre kit. In Sound Preferences, the hardware is set to 1 Output / 1 Input [Digital Stereo (IEC95 Output + Digital Stereo (IEC95 Input]. When I click on the audio tab, the Input Volume is at 100% and the Input Level is moving in conjunction with the audio coming from the Tv.

I saw it mentioned in another thread to install Gnome Alsa Mixer which I've done, it seeems to identify the audio chipset as Realtek ALC882, the motherboard is an Abit AB9 Pro. Hopefully I'm missing some config somewhere or there a box I should be ticking but I just can't find it.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound Devices Found / Get That?

Feb 25, 2010

Up until about a week ago using Kubuntu 9.10, the sound on this computer was fine, but now every day when I turn the computer on I have no sound and I get a notification from Phonon saying:
The audio playback device NVidia (ALC883) does not work.
Falling back to.

If I turn the computer off and then back on, sound is working again. code...

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Debian Hardware :: USB Connection - No Raw Devices Found

Sep 3, 2015

I use gMTP for transferring files between tablet/ phone and my PC. Since like a week ago when I try to connect, I get "Detect: No raw devices found" error.

lsusb -v -d 2970:2008 returned
Code: Select allBus 003 Device 009: ID 2970:2008 
Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00

[Code] .....

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Fedora Hardware :: No Network Devices Found

Aug 14, 2010

i'm quite new to Fedora, altough i'm now installing it on my second computer, a desktop pc,it is old (4 years or so), and has an ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE URL... which worked fine under windows XP and had no problems.Now, after i've installed Fedora 13, i've found out that it isn't recognized, i'm unable to connect to internet, or to any other device, because under the network management window there are no network devices to select.

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Software :: HPLIP - No Installed HP Devices Found

Jul 30, 2011

I have OPENsuse 11.4 64 bit. I installed 3.11.7 and performed hp-check -t and no problems were reported; yet I cannot seem to configure my HP printer. I work through hp-setup, following the instructions; it recognizes my network, recognizes the printer, says that it's managed to configure it, asks me to remove the usb connection and offers me the 'finish' button. When I click on the finish button it automatically pops up the the message 'no installed hp devices found' - the point where I started!

I am a member of groups sys and lp - hp-setup automatically configured this. Attached is the output from hp-check -t...
hp-check -t
HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.7)
Dependency/Version Check Utility ver. 14.3
Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with absolutely not working.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Note: hp-check can be run in three modes:
1. Compile-time check mode (-c or --compile): Use this mode before compiling the HPLIP supplied tarball (.tar.gz or .run) to determine if the proper dependencies are installed to successfully compile HPLIP.
2. Run-time check mode (-r or --run): Use this mode to determine if a distro supplied package (.deb, .rpm, etc) or an already built HPLIP supplied tarball has the proper dependencies installed to successfully run.
3. Both compile- and run-time check mode (-b or --both) (Default): This mode will check both of the above cases (both compile- and run-time dependencies).

Saving output in log file: hp-check.log .....
Initializing. Please wait .....
No errors or warnings.

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CentOS 5 Networking :: Devices Can't Be Found When Boot

Nov 6, 2010

I`ve boot my laptop by centos. then my devices cant be found.

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Fedora Installation :: 12 - No Devices Found On Which To Create F / System

Nov 19, 2009

While installing Fedora 12, no devices were found on which to create file system (see attch.). I get the same message either on Live CD or DVD boot start. It looks like Fedora do not see my hdd. But Palimpsest can see my hard drive (see attch.)

Hdd is on my NForce 4 Ultra m/board and connected via "sata". Also I have raid controller on my board. But it is not in use: I turned it off in bios.

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General :: P5BV-C/4L No Valid Devices Were Found On Which To Create New Filesystems

Feb 10, 2011

It's been years since I've set up a Linux machine and I am getting a "no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems" during a Centos install on a Asus P5BV-C/4L motherboard. I am assuming that there is a raid driver that needs to be installed, but when I went to the asus download site, selected linux/P5BV-C/4L and downloaded all of the available drivers, I keep getting errors saying "Driver disk is invalid for this release of Centos".

I take the zip file, extract it down to the .img file, burn it to disk and try to load it after running a "linux dd". Is this the correct way of doing it? Am I using the correct file?

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CentOS 5 Hardware :: An Error Occurred - No Valid Devices Were Found

Jul 12, 2010

when i want to install centos 5.5 i take this error:

An error occurred - no valid devices werefound on which to crate new file systems.

my hardware specification is:

motherboard: gigabyte p55a-ud3
ram: ddr3 crucial 4gb
cpu: corei5 750
hdd: 2X1TB wd black edition raid1

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Feb 3, 2010

Why is it that FC6 installs just fine from a USB CDROM in an external enclosure but FC12 boots from the CD asks to install or upgrade an existing system but then stops at no devices found and wants the install path for the install image? It appears to see the CDROM, boots then looses its mind and forgets a CDROM was attached.

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General :: Error Message - No Volume Control GStreamer Plugins And/or Devices Found

Jun 20, 2010

Recently I bought a Toshiba NB100 from a family friend. All was going well until I installed some updates and now when I try to unmute my speakers I get this error message pop up.....

"No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found"

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Debian Multimedia :: No Audio - Error Message - No Volume Control GStreamer Plugins And/or Devices Found

Sep 2, 2010

I'm brand new to debian and quite new to unix based systems in general.

I just switched to debian from ubuntu in search of something different and I want to find a system that works for me before I settle down.


just two problems I have with debian:

No sound

Error message: No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found.

When I try to open sound from the speaker icon at top right.

I think it's a driver issue but Its not as easy as ubuntu was lspci:

My trackpad also does not work so I have to open documents manually if I don't bring my mouse to class.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: [ERROR]: No Devices Found For Driver "OSS"

Sep 28, 2010

I followed this tutorial: [URL]... I followed it on my ubuntu system to get my 2 x M-AUDIO Delta 1010s working. My deltas are now detected. And apparently it's all ok. However when I try and open Ardour (which I installed from the repos), I get: Quote: [ERROR]: No devices found for driver "OSS". My graphics cards aren't attached to their break out boxes. Could this be why? For that same reason, I can't test to see if the audio is coming out. All I know is that Ardour can't find a device.

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Ubuntu :: ERROR: Ddf1: Wrong # Of Devices In RAID Set "ddf1_Series1" [1/2] On /dev/sdb No Volume Groups Found

Jul 2, 2011

Adding a kernel parameter to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nodmraid" (not 100% it should go there grub2 is new to me, but that is another story) I noticed the following error when running update-grub.

ERROR: ddf1: wrong # of devices in RAID set "ddf1_Series1" [1/2] on /dev/sdb No volume groups found

Now I have not a clue where it is getting ddf1_Series1 from.sdf1 is part of a RAID1 group that has mdadm RAID1 > luks > LVM

md6 : active raid1 sdi1[1] sdf1[0]
1465135936 blocks [2/2] [UU]
bitmap: 0/175 pages [0KB], 4096KB chunk

Errors bug me.. as I am new to grub2 was wondering if anyone has an insight into the error / where to investigate Still reading the grub2 / grub manuals.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Can't Get Optical Out To Work On 10.04?

May 5, 2010

My sound card is an HT Omega Striker, and it worked fine with 9.04. I did a fresh install of 10.04 and I can't get optical/SPDIF/IEC958/whatever to work. I only use the optical out (mostly with Rythmbox, if that matters). I know I had to enable IEC958(?) on 9.04 to get it working, but that didn't work this time around. The sound card is found fine, so this is really pissing me off.

card 0: CMI8762 [C-Media CMI8762], device 0: CMI8738-MC8 [C-Media PCI DAC/ADC]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


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Ubuntu :: Use The Optical Output On Computer?

Jan 30, 2011

Is it possible to use the optical output on my computer using ubuntu and how you would go about doing so without the original drivers? The sound preferences menu doesn't seem to find it..

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing With No Optical - USB Boot Or FDD

Jan 18, 2010

I have a Dell Lattitude LS. It gets used for very light web browsing, RDP into my main PC and also to access Megasquirt in my car. It had until recently a stripped out XP install there that ran ok despite the laptop being a P3 500, 256mb RAM. That install is now damaged, it gets as far as the login screen and then hangs. Instead of repairing it, I want to put ubuntu on there as i think it'll manage the (lack of) resources better. However, the laptop has no optical drive, cannot boot from USB and I'm not sure if the external FDD. I have for it works either (it's a bit crusty).

I do have a pata > usb convertor to access the drive via my main PC though. Am just not sure what I can put on there to let me boot and then install. Is it plausible to make the HDD act like a LiveCD? Should I partition it, and copy the install ISO contents into one of the partitions, and go from there - but how do I make that bootable? I do have another laptop with a PATA HDD that does have a working optical drive. Could I begin the install on that, then pull the drive and swap it over at some point during the install - or is that a no go?

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Jun 8, 2010

So if I boot without a DVD or CD in my optical drive, then I attempt to put one it, it doesn't mount. I try mounting with the terminal and that fails as well. If I boot with the media in the optical drive, it works fine. (this problem occurs both on my desktop and laptop and I know the DVD and CD's work in both 9.10 and in windows, This error also occurs with Linux Mint and Sabayon leading me to believe this is a kernel issue).


What do I need to do to get this to work like it should? I have been asking about this since the beta of 10.04

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Dec 5, 2010

I migrated to 10.04 (clean install) from 9.10 recently. I have no problems with internal sound card playback but cannot get the USB Creative Audigy Optical port working. I have defined it as Digital Output in Pulse Audio and when an application plays audio I can see Pulse Audio showing output but no output from the Audigy.

I would appreciate if anyone has come across this problem and if so could give some pointers to fix this issue.

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Jul 26, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04, with Myth 0.24 and XBMC 10.1. Hardware is an Asus P8H67-M Pro mobo which I bought specifically because it boasts an optical output, which I need to send 5.1 sound to my receiver.

My plan is to set up MythTV for watching TV, and have it send stereo sound directly to the TV via HDMI. This part is working fine.

And then set up XBMC to play my collection of ripped and recorded video, with the sound always going via optical spdif to the receiver. I did have this working on a prototype (different mobo) but now I have my "final" hardware I can't get this bit to go.

The issue seems to be that the OS is only seeing the Optical output as a stereo device - for example if I go System Settings - Sound I can see two hardware devices - "Digital Stereo HDMI" and "Digital Stereo Duplex (IEC95"

I'm new to this area of Linux, so would really appreciate some pointers - I've spent the last couple of hours reading immensely long threads and not getting any wiser! code...

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Ubuntu :: Resizing Partitions Without An Optical Drive?

Apr 21, 2010

I have this rather old Compaq Presario 2184 (Celeron processor), with a completely busted optical drive - which means I cant boot from Live CD, and it doesn't boot from USB, either... which means I cant use a live memory stick, either. It's currently running Xubuntu 9.04.

I'm seriously running short of space on my root partition - can't upgrade to 9.10...

I had a Windoze partiion that I decided to remove, using Gparted. Identified the NTFS partition, right click, delete. After that, I couldn't do anything else... I then found this page, that told me that I cant resize all partitions while booting from hard drive, and that I needed a Live CD. For the reasons mentioned above, that's just not possible...

Are there any alternatives that the good folks here can suggest? For example, can I create a new partition, and move my entire /usr there? It would solve the space problem, but I'm not confident of doing it without screwing up something... could someone kindly guide me through the process?

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Dec 7, 2010

I'm working on a server and noticed that the to RAID5 setup is showing 4 Raid devices but only 3 Total devices. It's on a fully updated CentOS 5 system that only has three SATA drives, as it can not hold anymore. I've done some researching but am unable to remove the fourth device, which is listed as removed. The full output of `mdadm -D /dev/md2` can be see below. I've never run into this situation before.Anyone have any pointers on how I can reduced the Raid Devices from 4 to 3? I have tried

mdadm /dev/md2 -r failed
mdadm /dev/md2 -r detached

but neither work and since there is no block device listed I'm not quite sure how to get things back in sync so it's only seeing the three drives.

Version : 0.90
Creation Time : Tue May 25 11:07:04 2010
Raid Level : raid5


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