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Old 07-01-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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my dvd player can't read DVD data discs

I just started using Mandrake on my acer travelmate 661LCi laptop.
But when I put in a DVD data disc it won't read the disc, well rather said in
my mnt map there are only a cdrom disc option. I know that the OS has detected
my cd-driver, so please can someone help me out, I'm a total newbie.
Old 07-02-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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Okay, this is what you have to do :

First : go to this site :

Okay, choose contrib, main, updates,
plf-free, plf-nonfree), choose a mirror next to where you live.

Follow the steps so that you can add the lines at the bottom of the page in a
terminal console, logged as root. (To change normal user, symbolized by a $ sign
type 'su', then your root password you have set at install). Cut and paste them, it's easier.

Now, go to MCC ===> RPMDrake (or whatever the name is now), it will ask if you want to
update your sources, say yes and then choose those in your packages list :

w32codecs (to read win videos)

Kaffeine or Mplayer (if you have it), or Totem should play your DVDs now


Last edited by samael26; 07-02-2005 at 10:08 AM.
Old 07-03-2005, 08:35 PM   #3
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Can you show you entry in "/etc/fstab" for the cdrom device.

Last edited by munkie_poo; 07-03-2005 at 08:41 PM.


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