Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 580812
Inserting disk in dvd drive removes symbolic device links
Last modified: 2010-04-23 18:58:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When there is no disk in my dvd drive, there are four symbolic links in /dev pointing to the actual device file, /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrw, /dev/dvd and /dev/dvdrw. When a disk (CD or DVD) is inserted, the symbolic links disappear. When the disk is ejected, the symbolic links reappear.
This causes problems with programs that rely on the presence of these devices.
E. g. mencoder dvd://1 ...
does not work because it can't find /dev/dvd
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert a disk in dvd drive
/dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrw, /dev/dvd and /dev/dvdrw disappear
/dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrw, /dev/dvd and /dev/dvdrw don't disappear
Note that I am doing this under KDE 4.4
Also, I don't know that DeviceKit is the issue but that's my best guess as to the proper component
This does have anything to do with KDE since it also happens in runlevel 3 (i. e. no X)
udev-145-20.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
udev-145-20.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update udev'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/udev-145-20.fc12
udev-145-20.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.