Garuda doesn't detect empty compact disks

I am using Dr460nized edition and whenever I put a new and empty cd into my cd-rom-drive...
Garuda doesn't detect it...

It does detect cd which has some data on it...

System:    Kernel: 5.14.11-1-cacule x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-cacule 
           root=UUID=59a5503e-fcee-4e1c-8787-e3f6172b5eaa rw [email protected] quiet splash 
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80XH v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15ISK serial: <filter> 
           Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15ISK serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: NO DPK serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO 
           v: 4WCN37WW date: 12/04/2017 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 9.7 Wh (51.9%) condition: 18.7/30.0 Wh (62.4%) volts: 7.4 min: 7.4 
           model: LGC L16L2PB2 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-6006U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake 
           family: 6 model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: EA cache: L2: 3 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 16013 
           Speed: 2000 MHz min/max: 400/2000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2000 2: 2000 3: 2000 
           4: 2000 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass 
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: 
           conditional, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 520 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           chip-ID: 8086:1921 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: Syntek EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-8:5 chip-ID: 174f:241a 
           class-ID: 0e02 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel 
           unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 506x285mm (19.9x11.2") 
           s-diag: 581mm (22.9") 
           Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") 
           diag: 389mm (15.3") 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.3 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.11-1-cacule running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no 
           Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
           Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no 
           Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3166 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
           bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001 
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 7 state: up address: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 58.18 GiB (6.2%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-24Z10T0 
           size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD 
           rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 589.23 GiB size: 589.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 58.18 GiB (9.9%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 589.23 GiB size: 589.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 58.18 GiB (9.9%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 589.23 GiB size: 589.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 58.18 GiB (9.9%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 589.23 GiB size: 589.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 58.18 GiB (9.9%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.56 GiB used: 1.73 GiB (22.9%) priority: 100 
           dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 258 Uptime: 1d 1h 9m wakeups: 22947 Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 4.76 GiB (62.9%) 
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 
           pacman: 1547 lib: 349 Client: Unknown Client: garuda-assistant inxi: 3.3.06 

Depending on how your device is detected you may need to be in either the optical group or the storage group.

You can check the udev rules for your device or just add yourself to both and see if it helps.

Remember that you have to logout and login for group changes to take effect.


Could this be due to the fact that it is not possible to mount a device without a file system (as I guess a blank CD should be)?

I will try this...

I was also thinking about this...

I tried @dalto's suggestion...
Didn't work out...

What is the "impact" of this?
I mean, if you need to burn a CD/DVD, if you install a relevant tool does it work?
Sorry for the stupid question, I've not been using CD/DVDs for a long time and cannot even check...

I didn't get you...
I don't know how to burn a CD is it ain't detected by the system...

How do you know it isn't detected?

I tried it...

Try installing a burning tool, e.g. k3b and see if it works...


Ok...will try...

I mean, how are you determining it isn't detected? What method are you using?

It is also possible that you are missing some CD/DVD support packages. It's very likely that Garuda doesn't install every package that might be wanted by default as optical drive usage is not common these days.

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This worked...
Tanks Guys...


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