SATA AHCI RW CD+DVD not working in Dolphin, but recognized

I’m uncertain that this is a strictly KDE issue, but I’ve not been able to access my RW CD+DVD drive. That alone definitely wouldn’t constitute a KDE issue, but I can see it via dolphin and Plasma


it just throws an error when I attempt to access it

Unable to create KIO worker. Unknown protocol ‘audiocd’.

and its working (or powered?) light doesn’t appear. It is detected by the UEFI motherboard firmware, however. Any ideas?

I saw the same issue at

but it wasn’t ever resolved.


lead me to

  1. KIO AudioCD - KDE Applications because it seemed like what I was looking for based upon the aforementioned error message, and then
  2., where I used to install it.

It now works flawlessly. Surely that package should be a recommends for I can’t imagine any new user would be glad to go on such a wild goose chase.

It also doesn’t appear via the CLI, which is really weird

zypper search kio-audiocd


RokeJulianLockhart@s1e8h4:~> zypper search kio-audiocd
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
No matching items found.

I don’t quite know what to make of that.