Linux Mint 20 – CD player Not Working

I have a windows program that I bought many years ago, and I want to run it on Linux. How you might wonder? Install Wine. It is a Windows API implementation. That means it runs some windows programs on Linux.

But a strange thing happened when I put my CD in the computer, it didn’t recognize the drive.

Here is the fix.

Go to the terminal and enter the following:

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enter your password, press enter, and wait till it asks if you want to install it. Type y and hit enter.

Now what is really going to stump you is when it gets to the question if you accept the EULA for the TrueType core fonts. You are supposed to choose <ok> but you probably won’t know how to.

Use the Tab key to navigate. Select OK and hit enter.

Then it will ask you “Do you accept the EULA license terms?” Select it by using the Tab key and then press enter.

Let it finish the install, and you are done.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is a philosopher and IT professional. He is an ordained Humanist minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and a decade-long Linux user.