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Re: Optical Drive not being found

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:28 pm
by agressiv
Hello, I'm still having this problem. <snip>

For me, it's permissions, as downgrading to 1.10.8 didn't help.

makemkvcon shows drives when run as sudo, but not as a regular user. I've even added myself to the optical group, but I shouldn't have to do that.

Running arch linux. Anyone have any ideas? I don't want to run makemkv as root.

Edit: had to chmod 777 sr0 and sg4. Seems strange that I'd have to do that, but I'll deal with it later.

Re: Optical Drive not being found

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:24 pm
by crhrwc
I came looking here because I had a similar problem, "can't find any usable optical drives". In my case, I'm using makemkv inside VNC (Linux, Fedora 29).

And the fix was "chmod a+rw /dev/sg1"

Hopefully folks Googling VNC, MakeMKV, and doesn't work will hit on this solution :)

Re: Optical Drive not being found

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 10:22 pm
by alisonken1
Fedora 29
MakeMKV 1.14.3


I have a bluray USB drive (/dev/sr1), but MakeMKV only shows the installed DVD drive (/dev/sr0).

I know the drive works since I used VLC to play dvd's.

Is there a setting somewhere that I missed that can tell MakeMKV where the bluray drive is?

Re: Optical Drive not being found

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:45 am
by dnlaua
Figured it out after trying to use

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downgrade makemkv
and reading the error message.
First type

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su
Then type password.
Then type

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echo sg > /etc/modules-load.d/sg.conf
Then

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reboot
Worked like a charm
Note I'm on Manjaro, so you may need a different folder than modules-load.d.

Re: Optical Drive not being found

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:48 pm
by crhrwc
Another related problem, check and see if there are zombie makemkvcon processes. If so, they will lock up the drive and when you run makemkv again it can't find any drives.

Only fix I know is to use an external drive (buy a USB3 external case), and power it off/on. This will clear the zombies and next run of makemkv will see your drive as normal.