Hi, I am not aware of a package that is in charge for drive behavior. libburn or kernel are near the hardware. But i don't see this as libburn problem and for now not as a kernel problem either.
It is unusual that an empty DVD drive makes noises, except when the tray was freshly loaded and the drive has a look whether there is a medium. So even if there is a process which periodically tries to read from the drive, this should be a silent thing. My first suspicion would be that the drive has problems to recognize media. - Does the drive still read DVDs ? - Do you see system log messages around the times when the drive is active ? - Does the noise happen while the computer is under control of its firmware (BIOS or EFI) waiting for some user input (e.g. in a setup screen) ? A bit far fetched: What text output do you get from a xorriso run with SCSI log while no medium is in the drive ? xorriso -scsi_log on -outdev /dev/sr0 >/tmp/xorriso_sr0.log 2>&1 The resulting file xorriso_sr0.log normally has 300 to 500 lines, which is probably too long for a bug report. So send it to scdbac...@gmx.net in private. I will then send my assessment to this bug report. Have a nice day :) Thomas