Originally Posted by eureka
Maybe CD-ROM was recognized as not the /dev/sr1, but as other device (wild guess: /dev/sr0 or dev/scd0).
Yeah, maybe... but then why is it reported wrongly in /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info? Or - what would the point of the info thingy be, if it reports wrong information?
BTW - I did have a similar (but not identical) issue on MacBook Pro with Kubrick 2.1. There, the info would simply be completely empty (="", meaning no devices found). This was the entire reason behind using a brand-new kernel, and enabling pretty much anything CD-ROM related in it.
But here, the case seems to be that the system *knows* it has a CD drive, but can't use it properly for whichever reason.
Recountryman: do you mind trying again, but instead of shutting down, issuing the following commands:
mount /dev/sr1 /media/cdrom
mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sr1 /media/cdrom
dmesg|tail -n 10
Please post the exact output (or pictures of the screen)... Thanks!
And oh, of course "cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info" would be helpful too