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Old 01-07-2004, 01:40 PM   #1
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Display Adapter Problems + dvd only works as a CD drive


Firstly im assuming that the generic GF4 driver doesn't cut it, and that the

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run

i downloaded contains a better driver, how ever when i

sh NVIDIA.....

it says some thing about running winX, and need to turn it off.

i am at a lost here.
NVida website said nothing about turning winX off.


DVD Issue,
TOSIBA DVD-ROM SD-C2612

Looks like its reconised, it reads music CDs fine, an can read my game CDs.

how ever, i try to play a dvd in mplayer, an it says

Could not open DVD dev/dvd not located.


Any ideas?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 01:46 PM   #2
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First of all:

Which distro are you currently using?
One of the most important questions ;)


As for the winX, I think you're referring to
X-Windows ... easily fixed. Open a console,
become root (su -) and type init 3


Then try the sh NVIDIA... again.


Quote:
DVD Issue,
TOSIBA DVD-ROM SD-C2612

Looks like its reconised, it reads music CDs fine, an can read my game CDs.

how ever, i try to play a dvd in mplayer, an it says

Could not open DVD dev/dvd not located.
Have a look at /etc/fstab ... which of the devices there
is your DVD?

If it points to /dev/cdrom
just make a symlink
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd



Cheers,
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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just make a symlink
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

do i just tack that on to the end of the CD line is fstab or put it on a new line?
Ill think ill go read up on the fstab file
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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btw dis is RH9, highest version up2date updates 2
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by BarryRadio
just make a symlink
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

do i just tack that on to the end of the CD line is fstab or put it on a new line?
Ill think ill go read up on the fstab file
No, don't modify fstab :)

Just type that in a console


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Old 01-07-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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ok , now when i press play, the screen goes blank for a split second
(it started looking good)
then i get this error message:
error opening/initailising the selected video_out(-vo) Device.

any advances on this (oo just thought of a better sig)
 
Old 01-07-2004, 06:02 PM   #7
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have you run the drivers through Failsafe, or nearest equivilent (the bash console without any GUI)? try it and just cd to the right directory, then sh NVIDIA.... (i changed the name of it while in the Gnome to NVIDIA.run so its easier to remember)
 
Old 01-07-2004, 07:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
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error opening/initailising the selected video_out(-vo) Device.
MPlayer?
If so, try to start it from the command line.
Tell us which device it's trying to use.
Do
mplayer -vo help
to see alist of available devices.
Try one of the ones listed.


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