How can I know what the model of my cd which I need to fill in the cdrom symlink.

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Mon Aug 7 14:54:43 PDT 2006

On 8/7/06, nadav vinik <nadavlists at> wrote:
> Which model should I need to fill in ENV{ID_MODEL}=="SAMSUNG_CD-ROM_SC-148F"?
> Is there a list of available models?

Try udevinfo. Assuming your drive is /dev/hdc, here's what it says on my system.

$ udevinfo -q all -p /sys/block/hdc
P: /block/hdc
N: hdc
S: cdrom
S: cdrw
S: disk/by-id/ata-PLEXTOR_CD-R_PX-W4824A_710150
S: disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:07.1-ide-1:0
E: ID_SERIAL=710150
E: ID_BUS=ata
E: ID_PATH=pci-0000:00:07.1-ide-1:0

The E: prefixed variables are referenced by ENV{ID_MODEL}, for
example. This should probably be in the book. There's another example
of using udevinfo at the bottom of the page. You can also get this
from `udevinfo -q env ...'. man udevinfo.

> I check in my ubuntu usev rules and there is:
> # Create /dev/cdrom* symlinks for CD-ROM devices
> BUS=="ide", KERNEL=="hd[a-z]|pcd[0-9]*", ACTION=="add", \
>         IMPORT{program}="cdrom_id --export $tempnode"
> BUS=="scsi", KERNEL=="sr[0-9]*", ACTION=="add", \
>         IMPORT{program}="cdrom_id --export $tempnode"
> ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*",                    SYMLINK+="cdrom"
> ENV{ID_CDROM_CD_RW}=="?*",              SYMLINK+="cdrw"
> ENV{ID_CDROM_DVD}=="?*",                SYMLINK+="dvd"
> ENV{ID_CDROM_DVD_R}=="?*",              SYMLINK+="dvdrw"

This could work, since you should have the cdrom_id program. It
exports the ID_CDROM* variables, I think. I'd wait to hear from our
local guru, Alexander Patrakov, because I think that method might have


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