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Old 07-31-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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my dvd rom is dev/cdrom !


hi all. i ahve been trying ot get my did player to work in Redhat 9, but it will not recognize it.

here is the line from my fstab:

/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

that is my dvd rom.

could someone help me out on this? i have tried:

# ln -s dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
and
# ln -s dev/hdd /dev/dvd

but it still is not working. is there something else that i totally bypassed? i did see something about a append line in the lilo.conf file, but i dont have that line.

I have WinXP and RH9 on the same system, different drives. I do not dual boot per se; i use a boot disk to run linux. My dvd is a LG, i believe.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

dan
 
Old 07-31-2003, 10:53 PM   #2
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do you mean:
append = "hdd=ide-scsi"
?
but other than that yes your dvd rom will be recognized as /dev/cdrom or /dev/cdrom1 depending on where it is connected, and there usually is a symlink to /dev/dvd
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:41 AM   #3
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Did you just copy and paste the lines from your fstab? I only say that because you are missing a comma between iso9660 and noauto. Other than that, I'm afraid I don't really know enough to help, sorry.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:59 AM   #4
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well what do you expect to happen.... that's somethign you've not acutally said...

ln -s dev/hdd /dev/dvd

will create that symlink fine (you also didn't say if what that DID!) but you can't just do "mount /dev/dvd" unless you have that dvd entry in fstab, i.e. edit and modify that fstab entry to suit.

and you can forget about the lilo stuff, that's compltely irrelevant for you here.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:43 PM   #5
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wow...i though i posted enuff info to help, but i guess not (or was it too much useless info?)....

anyway, yes, i did copy/paste from my fstab.
i did create a symlink like acid_kewpie put down (i actually tried both ways, like i posted above). for me for being new to this, but is something supposed to happen when i create the symlink?

i thought that my dvdrom would be recognized as a dvdrom, and not a cdrom...my bad...

i am trying to get my dvdrom recognized (finally) to play movies, but it is not working.

is there something i should put in fstab for the dvd? any suggestions, ideas...?

i know i put in some unnecessay info (like the lilo thing), but i would rather provide too much info than not enuff (which i failed at both, apparently).

thanks.

dan
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:59 PM   #6
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ok, then:
first see if you have created the symlink (in a console, type "ls /dev/d*" and see if it's there)
if is is, you can change these two lines:

/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

to this:

/dev/dvd /mnt/cdrom noauto,iso9660,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

you can change /mnt/cdrom to /mnt/dvd if you prefer. thats where you will be abe to access it from.

to play movies is another kettle of fish entirely. you'll need a player (i recommend xine), and you'll also need to install libdvdcss and libdvdread. libdvdread should be included with RH9, but libdvdcss WON'T be. You can find it here:

http://dag.wieers.com/packages/libdv....rh90.i386.rpm

You will also need to enable DMA on your dvd drive, which is a little tricky in RedHat. You need to edit the file '/etc/modules' and add the line:

options ide-cd dma=1

and then reboot.

Then you should be all set to go.

When you run xine, it should be set up by default to find the dvd player on /dev/dvd, but you might need to set the region number (1 for US, 2 for UK, don't know any others). Then click 'DVD' and you're away.

Oh and by the way, xine can be got at http://xinehq.de You'll need the lib and the gui files. Install the lib first, then run ldconfig, then install the GUI. Both are installed by:
tar xvzf xine-file.tar.gz
cd xine-file
./configure
make

su
make install

Hope that helps
Guy

Sorry about the editing, I keep missing bits out. I'm done now though

Last edited by guygriffiths; 08-01-2003 at 07:07 PM.
 
  


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