Zill wrote:ane champenois: It has not been necessary to have a cdrom entry in the /etc/fstab file for some time now. Mounting of CD/DVD drives should now happen automatically if the device has been detected at boot.
Yes, I discoved that a few days ago.
In order to eliminate any configuration problem I suggest you try rebooting the PC with a Live SolydXK DVD in the drive and see if a live session loads and starts up. If this is OK then it verifies that the CD/DVD drive works and you have a configuration problem with your installed system.
impossible: no boot possible from the DVD.
Otherwise, you could check the BIOS boot options to make sure the CD/DVD drive is enabled. If the drive still does not load then replacement may be the best option, although sometimes the lens can be successfully cleaned and functionality restored.
BIOS options are well configured. I'll try to clean it; if it doesn't work, i'll give up.
I won't replace it because the screen have already problems (vertical color lines) so i'll better save my data to avoid loosing it; perhaps my old laptop is not so far to the end.
Thanks for that Zill
 The drive is alive
I clean it and...it works now as usual. Happy to see I spent my time for something!
They did not know it was impossible so they did it.