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Old 10-19-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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DVD recognized as CDROM


RedHat 9 recognizes my dvd-rom as /dev/cdrom, that's a bit surprising since linux knows the exact name of it! This way I can't read any dvd's or play them. What do I need to do to make linux aware of its dvd-capabilities?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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usually, all you need to do is to tell your dvd players that /dev/cdrom is the name of the dvd-reader or else create a symlink:
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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Yeah, I did already try this! I can't even open any dvds, not matter if I want to watch a movie or just want to browse the dvd. I get "no medium found in drive" or something like that - but with cd-roms it works fine...
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:31 PM   #4
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you got the right libraries for watching dvds? did you install either libdvdread (unecessary if using newest xine version) or libdvdcss (necessary for watching encrypted dvds)?

http://shrike.freshrpms.net
 
Old 10-19-2003, 07:13 PM   #5
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please be more specific than vaguely describing what's happening.. list REAL error messages and such like. just because your distro has put it at /dev/cdrom don't think it's somehow limited.... it will function just fine as a dvd player. what program are you using to try to play dvd's? or are you just trying to access data on a dvd?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 07:42 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
please be more specific than vaguely describing what's happening.. list REAL error messages and such like. just because your distro has put it at /dev/cdrom don't think it's somehow limited.... it will function just fine as a dvd player. what program are you using to try to play dvd's? or are you just trying to access data on a dvd?
What's happening is this: I insert a DVD into my drive, linux seems to check it and immediately ejects it... no error messages at all, it just doesn't mount it.

And I have those two rpms installed.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 07:52 PM   #7
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what linux is doing is reading it then saying nope dont know what the hell that is what you have to do is modprobe udf as root so that your computer can read the format that dvd's use which is udf that should solve your problem.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:38 PM   #8
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404, that sounds reasonable! I'm just not sure how to do that - never heard of modprobe...
 
  


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