Need linux drivers for pioneer DVR-K12D

April 11, 2011 at 23:12:52
Specs: Linux i686, 1 Gb
Running Ubuntu linux 10.10

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#1
April 11, 2011 at 23:34:57
What kind of driver do you need?
What is so special to the Pioneer DVR-K12D, that it's not working on Ubuntu?

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#2
April 12, 2011 at 10:00:06
What exactly has you looking for a driver for that particular drive? Is it that CDs don't work in it, or that DVDs will not read or play, or what exactly has you convinced a missing driver is the problem? Whatever the reason, please allow me to give you a few pointers:

Try opening a shell, putting a CD in, and making yourself root with "sudo -s". Type in "parted -l" and press Enter. Both these commands are without quotes. Does anything which appears like your CD show up?

If not, try this:

In the same shell, type "mkdir /media/cdrom && mkdir /media/dvd" and press Enter. Type "mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom" and press Enter. If you have a DVD drive, try "mount /dev/dvd /media/dvd" instead. If these still refuse to work by the generic hardware names, try using /dev/sr0 or /dev/hdb in the spot where /dev/cdrom goes.

Now, if you are using the Nautilus file manager (*highly* recommended that you are), a disc icon should now appear on the Desktop. Just remember you just might to issue eject or umount from the shell manually, because you did everything as root, though a right-click and Eject might work.

If you do get an icon on your Desktop, wonderful. Your drive is operational. If you do not get any sort of icon, or nothing happens when all these commands are executed, your drive has a special mount assignment that I'm not aware of, or you will need some sort of driver for the thing. I hope all this helps you out.

Let me, or anyone else know how this goes. If this answer helped you, please say "thank you" by giving it a thumbs up.


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