how to access CD-rom to the screen

Asked by yolande rheaume on 2012-05-12

Ubuntu prog. is new to me.

I have no instructions and I am not familiar with type of internet.

I am trying to get to a disk for a new Wall type >TV set, and want to open the CD->Rom but I cant find where to turn it on for the screening of it.

Can you tell me where I can find the instructions for this. The CD is the tower but it wont connect to the screen.

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The question is a bit disjointed. Are you wanting to play a music CD via the screen?

Barry Drake (b-drake) said : #2

I'm not sure what you are asking. If you have the Ubuntu 12.04 DVD, this is a boot DVD and you boot a computer from it in order to try Ubuntu without installing or you can install Ubuntu from the same DVD. Ubuntu is an operating system that is used instead of operating systems such as those produced by Microsoft and Apple. If you want to use it on a PC, that pc will need to be connected to a monitor not a TV unless the computer is going to give all of it's monitor output to the TV. I'm afraid you are going to have to tell us a lot more. Where did you get the disk? What is it called? What does your computer have in terms of hard drive, memory etc.

yolande rheaume (rheaumey2) said : #3

I have received a new TV (large screen) and I also, a new Ubuntu program. has been installed on my computer.

 The two items are different from what I am used to. So, I want to read the disk that is supplied by the TV (LG LCD

TV) . My problem is that the disk will not come up on my computer when the CD is put into the tower.

Do you mean you get no display when you attempt to boot the CD?

Barry Drake (b-drake) said : #5

Let me see if I have understood. You are running Ubuntu and seeing the normal Ubuntu desktop. You then put a video disk into the computer and nothing happens? Am I right so far? If the disk is not faulty, what you should normally get is a box that pops up asking you if you want to view the video. Are you saying that nothing happens at all? To make suggestions, we need to know which version of Ubuntu you are running. If you don't know, open a terminal using CTRL+ALT+t and paste lsb_release -a into it followed by enter. Please give us the output from that command.

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