[ubuntu] "fun" with DVD and an HP laptop

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http://ubuntuforums.org – OK. Brief: Where the fsck did my /dev/scd **** off to?!? Less Brief: I have an HP Pavilion dv9000; dvd-rw lightscribe drive used to work just fine. I swear it did. Like, I'm sure I've used it to burn discs. Although, it's gotten to where it hasn't worked in so long that I'm starting to doubt myself. BUT I know I used discs to install ubuntu on this box, so, HA! Anyway, somewhere along the line it stopped. Wish I could say, but I'm not sure when. Alas, I don't think I have any bootable CDs hanging around to test, but I'm pretty sure it's all good on the connection end of things. It' (Hardware)