Here is a long listing of my /dev/dvd file:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 30 Mar 29 22:28 dvd -> ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd
It is a link to the actual device.
Look in /etc/fstab, and list out the device refered to. It will probably look like one of these lines:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 34 Dec 31 1969 cdrom0 -> ../scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/cd
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 33 Dec 31 1969 cdrom1 -> ../ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd
Before you get ahead of yourself, you might want to look in the /etc directory.
Is there an /etc/dynamic/ directory. This directory may contain kde hooks for running particular applications when a certain type of cd is inserted.
If you insert a blank cd into a r/w drive, does k3b startup automatically?
Type this command in a console before inserting a dvd:
tail -f /var/log/syslog
When I insert a dvd this is printed:
Mar 30 02:40:09 matrix kernel: VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev sda1.
Mar 30 02:40:13 matrix kernel: VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev sdb1.
Mar 30 02:41:01 matrix kernel: udf: registering filesystem
I don't have redhat installed myself.
Does your system use the /etc/rc.d/init.d/devfsd daemon?
Do you have a /etc/devfs/conf.d directory.
If so does it have a /etc/devfs/conf.d/dvd.conf file?
What is the entry given in fstab for that cdrom device?
What happens if you unmount the cdrom device before inserting a dvd?
Also, you can set the dvd:// device in the xine setup. It's the first value in the 'input' tab.