Back in Linux this morning and put the music disk in. Up comes the notifier and I play the songs with the VCL player. ... mmmh... not really ...
I put the picture disk in and look at the pictures.
I put the DVD in and look at the DVD.
What can I say? What ever there is to be said, I am pretty sure just19 will say it for me.
(AS is too polite!)
Not marking solved yet because not really sure what was done to solve it.
I will wait until I can do it 3 times in a row.
In fact it's not solved... unless the media was put in the wrong side 3 times in a row
The next time that you will be unable to access a CD/DVD try to reboot your computer (from Linux to Linux) and then try again.
Right now the only thing I can say... it's an intermittent issue... origin unknown.
Yes, it must be an intermittent issue.
Joble made a suggestion elsewhere to mount the CD. I have not done that yet. I thought I would try the procedure one more time first.
This AM when I first booted into Linux I immediately tried the 3 different disks and they all worked as I posted.
Then I tried the very same 3 disks after being on the computer for several hours. None of them played and I got the same results posted earlier. Nothing comes up. No notification boxes etc.
Next I rebooted back into Linux and immediately tried the 3 disks and they all play fine...except the music CD halts or stops for a second. This does not happen in Windows.
I did get thrown off by putting the media on wrong side in Windows.
It seems things only play after the initial boot. I did notice this happening months ago.
(This shouldn't happen.
Talking to myself.)