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Old 08-10-2003, 08:40 PM   #1
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Changing Symlink ??


Hello I am new to this board. I have been batling RH9 trying to get xine to work and player dvd's

There FAQ's state I need to change the symlink?

I did this as root ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

Nothing happened? I checked the cdrecord -scanbus and I can see my Pioneer dvd player.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 11:02 PM   #2
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Hi bgriesi and welcome to LQ,

Basically what that command does is create a symlink called /dev/dvd which points to /dev/cdrom.

You can check it by doing ls -al /dev/dv*... Symlinks will be created even if the target is non-existant. So you should also make sure that you do have a /dev/cdrom in the first place.

Regards.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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So I do still do the ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd then right?

then do the ls -al /dev/dv*

is it /dv* or dvd?

Thanks again
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:27 PM   #4
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either, /dev/dv* will list all your devices starting with dv, where dvd will only list that one.

Cool
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:29 PM   #5
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OK, let's backtrack a little bit...

Can you tell us step by step what you're trying to do in the first place?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:38 PM   #6
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I think..but then I try not to think too often so... I think they mean pointing xine to the dvd player

You can use the configuration screen in xine to do this

put in

/dev/hdc

or

/dev/hdd

whatever works for you
 
Old 08-11-2003, 09:42 PM   #7
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All i am trying to do is to get xine installed and working! I have installed all the tar balls I guess you would call them? I did the
ls -al /dev/dvd and seen my dvd player there in the symlink. When I start xine and I try to direct it to /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd I get an error "No demuxer pluggin to handle /dev/hdc

If I got to /mnt/cdrom I get this error source can't be read maybe you don't have enough rights or this source doesn't contain data (Error reading NAV packet)

I have been going through this for years now I get stuck on something like this and give up and go back to MS which one day I would like to not go back!!

I have gone through xine's website and have installed everything they say I am supposed to have?
 
  


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