Unable to read CDs

Paul Rands paul0075r at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 02:19:11 PDT 2016

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.

A fix for this does sound way over my head at the moment. Might just 
have to stick with a VM and use flow thru settings to access the drive.

Paul Rands
paul0075r at gmail.com

On 3/04/2016 03:21 , Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Michael <keybounce at gmail.com 
> <mailto:keybounce at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 2016-04-02, at 6:15 AM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com
>     <mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 3:55 AM, Paul Rands <paul0075r at gmail.com
>     <mailto:paul0075r at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > > It is a music cataloging program called Tellico, and is a KDE
>     app. Apart from not being > able to open up a CD / DVD drive, it
>     works flawlessly.
>     >
>     > The Finder "owns" the CD/DVD drive; you would have to disable
>     Finder support for the drive to be able to use it directly instead
>     of via OS X services.
>     How do you disable Finder's ownership of the DVD drive?
> You can;t turn it off completely without disabling all automounting, 
> as I understand it.
> You can do it as a one-shot by using "diskutil list" to see what 
> device (diskN) the DVD is (this is dynamic and will depend on what 
> other fixed and removable media is mounted) and then "diskutil unmint 
> diskN" to unmount it; the automount stuff will then ignore the drive 
> until you are done with it and either "diskutil mount" or "diskutil 
> eject" it.
>     Why does Finder own it?
>     What service/benefit does Finder provide by owning it?
> Automounting, primarily. Opening Finder windows when you insert a CD 
> or DVD.
>     And how then does Disk Utility do it's stuff?
> Uses OS X services to release the drive, as I mentioned earlier.
> -- 
> brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine associates
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