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Make Apple's USB SuperDrive work on Linux

I was ready to throw it away, I opened it up and didn't find anything wrong with it. After a quick Google Search, turns out Apple fucked up their users (again) and locked this drive to only one laptop : the MacBook Air.

Bellow is the tweak (found online) to make it usable on Linux

# Debian/linux only - Linux SCSI generic driver
sudo apt install sg3-utils -y

# RHEL/Fedora only - Linux SCSI generic driver
sudo dnf install sg3_utils -y

# tell the external DVD player/burner to turn on
sudo sg_raw /dev/sr0 EA 00 00 00 00 00 01
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qzmeng commented Jan 12, 2023

Amazing. thank you

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