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Old 01-13-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
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can't find dvd player


Hey, I'm runing rh9.0 and I can't seem to find my dvd player under /dev in order to mount it. I've done a kfind *dvd* and only came up with a few .bins, mans and icons.

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Old 01-13-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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Hi,

fisrt of all: under /dev/xxx you will find something concerning your DVD DRIVE ...
The DVD PLAYER i would advice to look under www.mplayerhq.hu ....
what kind of hardware you have? cd burners, dvd players, how may hd's??
how your /etc/fstab looks like?
did you try /dev/hdd or /dev/hdc ? - considering what happens of 90% of the guys..
important informations to get the correct answer...

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Old 01-13-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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You could also type dmesg in command line and look for what it tells you (like hdc: some cd/dvd-rom atapi drive)--obviously it will look different, but that's just an example. Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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I'm not concerned with my dvd application--I cannot detect my hardware. There is nothing concerning my dvd rom under /dev which is leading me to believe it is a bigger problem than I thought.

As for my /etc/fstab, this is what I have.

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts guid=5, mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/vg01/1v_data /data ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzo 0 0


As for my hardware, I have a dvdrom, cdrom, 2 hdds(120) and a zip drive.


What do you mean had I tried /dev/hdd or /dev/hdc?


Thanks.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:37 PM   #5
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if your drive is on secondary master then it will be called /dev/hdc, if it is secondary slave it will be /dev/hdd (see the pattern: hda, hdb, hdc, hdd) just run "dmesg | grep -i dvd" that will print out any messages from your system log relating to a dvd drive, one of those is absolutsely guarenteed to tell you what the drive is called at some level.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:39 PM   #6
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so, like Texicle said i suggest the output of dmesg ....

when i said hdc or hdd , i meant the "places" where usually people have their dvd players...
example :

hda - first HD
hdb - second HD
hdc - cdrom
hdd - DVD

or

hda - first HD
hdb - second HD
hdc - DVD
hdd - cdrom...

looking to your /etc/fstab we can see that is nothing concerning dvd ... means that mount /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd won't work..
we need to find where it is and the put the correct line in this file (fstab) ...
for that we need outputs ...

Regards,
slackie
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:41 PM   #7
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sorry,

acid_kewpie typed faster ...

as you saw..... his informations can clarify the problem better ....

Regards
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:50 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot for all of your input, it helped. I liked the dmesg command especially.

The dmesg didnt' catch either my hdc or hdd.

A few months back I got this dell with preloaded rh9.0 (I know, I know). I opened it up to look inside and ever since, the two times I've booted, it's given me an error.

"Secondary Hard Disk Drive 0 not found" and the same for HDD 1.

Any thoughts? I guess I'll open it back up and see if I could reset the roms and play around with the cords.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:03 PM   #9
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If you opened it up, and now can't find any thing on hdc or hdd, then you probably need to check your IDE cables and make sure they're securely attached to both the drives and the motherboard.

Hang in there, you'll be playing dvds in no time.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:19 PM   #10
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Exactly right--it was a slightly disconnected IDE cable. This freaking dell has a swing case that if you crack it open farther than a foot it disconnects.

I ran into two other reoccuring errors while on shutdown and bootup though.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:37 PM   #11
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Talking

Well now that you've got your cables connected properly you should be much further on your way.

What errors are you getting now that you've connected them?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:53 PM   #12
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On bootdown I get a firewall problem

I missed the front of the error but this is what I caught "123 ip tables: Bad rule ( does a matching rule exist in that chain?)"

For some reason I have to keep flushing my iptables, "iptables -F" in order for them to flow properly, like once a month.



On bootup I get a reoccuring /dev/null problem.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=134456



These are both issues that I've been trying to deal with for a little while.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:02 PM   #13
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I see. Well, since you've got other threads going for those, we'll keep this thread related to your DVD/CD-ROM drives so as to not touch on spamming.

I'll have a look at your other threads and see if I might be able to help.
 
  


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