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Old 11-19-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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setting up dvdrom in fedora core 2


ok, i just recently installed fedora core 2 on my dell c840 latitude laptop. on this laptop there is a dvd/cd-burner combo drive. right now, fedora lists this drive as a "cdrom". when i try to play a dvd in mplayer, it says that it can't find the dvdrom device (since it's looking for /dev/dvdrom).

what i've tried so far is changing the DVD Device line in mplayer setup from /dev/dvdrom to /dev/cdrom. doing this, i can actually play the dvd, but there is not sound (i get the error message "could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound").

i'm assuming that it would be better to actually have fedora reconize my drive as a dvdrom/cd-burner as opposed to changing the target of the DVD Device line in mplayer setup. any ideas of how to do this?

thanks in advance.
Old 11-19-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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sounds like your DVD -Rom is working great. You might just have sound problem to work out
Old 11-19-2004, 04:26 PM   #3
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maybe so. the funny thing is that the sound worked in mplayer before (for example, when i player a mov file. now the sound doesn't work for that file either). anyone have a similar experience with mplayer?


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