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Thu, 01 Aug 2013

Fedora 19 with the AMD Catalyst 13.6 driver: Optical drive disappears after suspend/resume

This is the problem I'm having, except it's in Fedora, not Slackware:


Basically, I have no problem with the optical drive during normal operation. But once I suspend and then resume, it's gone.

Here is the output of cd-drive:

[steven@shr ~]$ cd-drive
cd-drive version 0.90 x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu
Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 R. Bernstein
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
No loaded CD-ROM device accessible.
Drivers available...
  GNU/Linux ioctl and MMC driver     
  cdrdao (TOC) disk image driver     
  bin/cuesheet disk image driver     
  Nero NRG disk image driver

If anybody has any ideas on how to "resurrect" the DVD drive after a resume, I'm ready to try 'em.