Apple SuperDrive used with Xubuntu

I got a MacBook Air SuperDrive for testing purpose to see if I can write CD-RW on a Laptop with SSD but without CD/DVD drive.

My first thouhgt was nice – it has been recognised by the OS.

kernel: [314896.740912] usb 2-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 18 using ehci-pci
kernel: [314896.919610] usb 2-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=05ac, idProduct=1500
kernel: [314896.919616] usb 2-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
kernel: [314896.919619] usb 2-1.1: Product: MacBook Air SuperDrive
kernel: [314896.919622] usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
kernel: [314896.919625] usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: XYZ         
kernel: [314896.922713] usb-storage 2-1.1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
kernel: [314896.922815] scsi host19: usb-storage 2-1.1:1.0
mtp-probe: checking bus 2, device 18: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1"
mtp-probe: bus: 2, device: 18 was not an MTP device
kernel: [314897.929525] scsi 19:0:0:0: CD-ROM Apple SuperDrive       2.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
kernel: [314897.950652] sr 19:0:0:0: [sr1] scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
kernel: [314897.952286] sr 19:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
kernel: [314897.953242] sr 19:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5

Than I wondered why the SuperDrive does not awake when I tried to put in a blank CD-RW…
Is it really true that Apple does nto want us “normal” users to use their Hardware???

My favourite search engine helped me again and many thanks to Christian Moser who solved it for us!



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