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Ack! My Lacie external (USB) DVD writer has stopped being recognized by Redhat 8. I installed this successfully last November, but in typical fashion, I totally forgot how I did ...
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    External USB DVD writer problem


    Ack!

    My Lacie external (USB) DVD writer has stopped being recognized by Redhat 8. I installed this successfully last November, but in typical fashion, I totally forgot how I did it. CDRecord-ProDVD and CDrecordwrapper-sh are still present in my /usr/bin directory, but when I run "dmesg" I get no mention of the DVD writer. However in the /mnt directory, there is indeed a "dvdrw" folder, although there is also stuff in the cdrom folder even though there is no cd in the cd-rom. The fstab file shows no DVD device either. All this seems to have happened because I removed the USB plug during relocation of the computer.

    I'm pretty sure there's a simple solution to get this computer to recognize the writer again, but I've had little luck with Google, or even searching through here. Please help!

    Matt

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    Update!

    Apparently the kernal for this box was updated a month ago. I think this may have something to do with the problem. Maybe this will help shed some light on the issue?

    Thanks in advance,

    M.

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