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I have an external dvd writer but require a drive for linux. Can anyone help. Make and model of dvd - matshita dvd-ram uj-850s dvd/cd-rom. Any info would be most ...
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    Hello everyone, I'm new to linux and therefore require help


    I have an external dvd writer but require a drive for linux. Can anyone help. Make and model of dvd - matshita dvd-ram uj-850s dvd/cd-rom.

    Any info would be most appreciated

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    I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you need to burn a linux dvd?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Most hardware works with Linux these days without having to install additional drivers. Can you provide more details as to why you think you need a driver, or are you asking what drives work with Linux?
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    External dvd drive

    I have plugged in the external dvd but my computer does not pick it up/register it and I am therefore unable to use it to read or write. However the dvd drive will power up and read the driver disc supplied but will not install.

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    I have a Liteon external DVDRW Drive that all my Linux Distros mount up just fine. You haven't mentioned what Distro you are using and what Kernel.

    Open a Terminal and type and then hit enter

    Code:
    cat /etc/issue
    and then type in and hit enter

    Code:
    uname -r
    Copy and Paste readouts in your next post so members can see what you are running.

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