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Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Post by WarhawkCZ » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Hello everyone,
I face a strange problem with multiple laptops (thinkpad t430, x301) and MX Linux 18.3. I came up across a bunch of my old CDs/DVDs. I want to revise them before throwing away.
However, It often happens that the OS mounts a CD incorrectly and shows Chinese (?) characters as file names instead of normal ASCII. These are old CDs/DVDs, probably from the Windows XP era. Many of them may contain Czech characters (CP-1250?).

Behavior is unpredictable. Sometimes I load it the first time, sometimes I need to open the CD rom mechanic few times.

Any ideas?

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System:    Host: ThinkPadt430 Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum March 14  2018 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2349D53 v: ThinkPad T430 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2349D53 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
           v: G1ET91WW (2.51 ) date: 01/09/2013 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 56.7 Wh condition: 56.7/56.2 Wh (101%) model: LGC 45N1005 
           status: Full 
           Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mobile Mouse MX Anywhere 2S 
           charge: Full status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-3520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge 
           rev: 9 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23147 
           Speed: 1199 MHz min/max: 1200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1199 2: 1197 3: 1197 
           4: 1197 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1600x900~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.6 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
           port: 5080 bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 
           bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: wwan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 236.55 GiB used: 129.55 GiB (54.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SD size: 3.66 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 75.90 GiB used: 53.57 GiB (70.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3614 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/librecad-dev/librecad-stable/ubuntu/ xenial main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb https://mirrors.evowise.com/mxlinux-packages/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.cz.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.cz.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb https://mirrors.evowise.com/mxlinux-packages/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list 
           1: deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/thinkpads.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://thinkpads.org/repo/apt/ /
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list 
           1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
Info:   [code]
System:    Host: ThinkPadt430 Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum March 14  2018 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2349D53 v: ThinkPad T430 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2349D53 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
           v: G1ET91WW (2.51 ) date: 01/09/2013 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 56.7 Wh condition: 56.7/56.2 Wh (101%) model: LGC 45N1005 
           status: Full 
           Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mobile Mouse MX Anywhere 2S 
           charge: Full status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-3520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge 
           rev: 9 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23147 
           Speed: 1199 MHz min/max: 1200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1199 2: 1197 3: 1197 
           4: 1197 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1600x900~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.6 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
           port: 5080 bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 
           bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: wwan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 236.55 GiB used: 129.55 GiB (54.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SD size: 3.66 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 75.90 GiB used: 53.57 GiB (70.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3614 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/librecad-dev/librecad-stable/ubuntu/ xenial main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb https://mirrors.evowise.com/mxlinux-packages/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.cz.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.cz.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb https://mirrors.evowise.com/mxlinux-packages/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list 
           1: deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/thinkpads.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://thinkpads.org/repo/apt/ /
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list 
           1: deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
Info:      Processes: 225 Uptime: 18m Memory: 7.50 GiB used: 1.04 GiB (13.9%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33 
Processes: 225 Uptime: 18m Memory: 7.50 GiB used: 1.04 GiB (13.9%) Init: SysVinit
runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33
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I use Google before asking dumb questions but I am new to Linux. Thank you for your patience :-)

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Re: Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Post by mxer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:45 pm

If your optical drive is giving trouble, likely it's dirty, I would try copying the CDs/DVDs (using dd or maybe ddrescue) to your disk, & loop mount them from there to see what you have in/on them.
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Re: Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Post by WarhawkCZ » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:44 pm

mxer wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:45 pm
If your optical drive is giving trouble, likely it's dirty, I would try copying the CDs/DVDs (using dd or maybe ddrescue) to your disk, & loop mount them from there to see what you have in/on them.
I hear what you say but
  • why the content appears with Asian characters?
  • why it works with windows?+
  • why I see this behavior with two different laptops?
I really think that this is software related. CDs are clean, when I re-mount them I don't even touch them.
I use Google before asking dumb questions but I am new to Linux. Thank you for your patience :-)

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Re: Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Post by Utopia » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:59 pm

Googled the problem and found a possible explanation:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/805592/ ... vd-content
Henry

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Re: Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Post by WarhawkCZ » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Yes, this is my problem too. However, I don't get how to approach it. The guy's statement "after downloading from language support (in System settings) some extra packages" is not very helpful.
Any advice MX team?
I use Google before asking dumb questions but I am new to Linux. Thank you for your patience :-)

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Re: Can't read CDs/DVDs, Chinese characters instead

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Post by Utopia » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:22 pm

I read it as: You must have the same language pack as the one originally used in Windows when the CD/DVD's was burned.
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