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Old 11-07-2003, 05:38 AM   #1
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Question DVD-ROM Problems!!!!!!!!!


Hi guys,

i have this weird problem with my DVD-ROM. i can only mount it when there is media in it & when i mount it, i can't eject the CD & change it another one. every time i want to change the CD or DVD i have to umount & then mount again! i didn't notice it before, so can you help me with this problem

& something else. when i try to play DVDs with MPlayer or XINE , it's not working. i get the message that the player can't read /dev/cdrom where my DVD is mounted!

any helpe would be very appreciated!

TheShemeta
 
Old 11-07-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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Hmm...

Why is this wierd. Is this a new problem. Are you running automount on the other drives?

One always has to mount a data CD before accessing the filesytem. And when you want change CD's you have to unmount.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 08:16 AM   #3
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well before i was using Mandrake 9.1 & i didn't have this problem. but when i switched to Slackware 9.1 i didn't know why it is different.
i hope this makes sense!
 
Old 11-07-2003, 08:41 AM   #4
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Mandrake uses supermount which will automount removable media for you and as you found out Slackware does not.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 08:59 AM   #5
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Re: DVD-ROM Problems!!!!!!!!!

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Originally posted by TheShemeta
Hi guys,

i have this weird problem with my DVD-ROM. i can only mount it when there is media in it & when i mount it, i can't eject the CD & change it another one. every time i want to change the CD or DVD i have to umount & then mount again! i didn't notice it before, so can you help me with this problem

& something else. when i try to play DVDs with MPlayer or XINE , it's not working. i get the message that the player can't read /dev/cdrom where my DVD is mounted!

any helpe would be very appreciated!

TheShemeta
Make a softlink to /dev/dvd...then u can use the xine

type , as root :
#ln -sf /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

hope it helps !!!
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:29 AM   #6
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OK, now it makes sense about the difference between Mandy & Slack. so there is nothing i can do about the supermount?
 
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http://supermount-ng.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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