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I installed Suse 9.3 today and I'm not able to access my DVD player. I used a network installation and couldn't get it to work, it stopped at hardware detection. After googleing (sp?) a bit for solutions I decided to use "hdd-ide-scsi" as boot parameter. That did the trick, Suse is running but now I can't access my DVD player. Yast reports that no CD/DVD device can be found.
There is a /media/dvd directory, but it's empty even if there is a DVD in the DVD player. If I double click the DVD icon under my computer it says that it can't display the contents (after I mounted it as root).
After I mount /dev/dvd (as root, something to do with permissions?) I can click on the DVD icon, but I get a message that the contents of the folder can't be displayed. If I check properties it says "type: folder", "contents: unreadable", "location: computer: ///", "volume: DVD", "freespace: 0 bytes". I'm using GNOME as a desktop, so it probably looks a bit different from what you're seeing in KDE.
That means that there is no disc inserted, or the disc cannot be read.
Try to mount it manually (mount /dev/dvd), or use another disc and see what happens.
Also that "hdd-ide-scsi' parameter is not needed since it's a cd/dvd player. It's used for atapi cd/dvd writers when using a 2.4.x kernel.
I tried a couple of cd's/dvd's but I can't access them. Do you know how to get rid of the "hdd=ide-scsi" boot parameter? I can see it is still used when I boot (I found it in /var/logboot.msg) but I don't know how to disable it.