hal usb optical drive

I have just installed Netrunner 32 bit rolling release and it does’nt display any USB device ,mobile or optical drive . I install a dvdripper software and it came up with a warnig that “hal” was not working[ . Any ideas?[/size]

HAL is deprecated and pretty old. I would recommend installing another ripping software.
Is the dvd/cd detected when you insert a media ?