In anticipation of the MPEG2 hardware decode license being available, I bought an external DVD drive. It's this one : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270727535686
It works fine on my Windows 7 laptop. However, when I connect it to my raspberry pi, I'm unable to get the drive to open. All that happens is that the drive light flashes a couple of times and then there's a click inside like the lock has closed again. I suspect that there's a software issue blocking the opening, but I have tried to use both Raspbmc RC 4 and XBian 0.6.2
I am not powering the drive through the pi.
Any ideas as to how to resolve this?
I used apt-get on Xbian to install "eject" and then managed to get the drive to eject using "eject /dev/dvd". However, I now seem to be unable to mount the drive. Also, it would be nice if I could get the DVD drive to open by pressing the button.
Now that I have managed to insert a DVD, I rebooted and "eject /dev/dvd" no longer works because there IS no /dev/dvd. I'm afraid that I'm a little out of my depth here.
Relevant output from dmesg:
[ 3.164519] usb 1-1.3: new high speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg [ 3.294011] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=13fd, idProduct=1040 [ 3.315175] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 3.334846] usb 1-1.3: Product: ODD-DVD SD-C2732 [ 3.350829] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: Initio [ 3.370019] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 0000000000000000W [ 3.380724] scsi0 : usb-storage 1-1.3:1.0