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Old 02-27-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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Question DVDRom problem--not mounted properly?


Ok, here goes...
I have mandrake 8.2. After some fabulous help from the people on this system I have gotten several devices working...thanks.

One more.

I have a Liteon DVD. I would like to get this mounted properly as I cannot even get it to read music CDs.

Please forgice the slow responses to diagnostic questions as I have to jump back and forth between Win and Lin. (No internet yet in Lin, that's next!)

Any help, as always, will be appreciated.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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Oh yeah.
Here's my fstab in case you need it

/dev/hdd5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdb,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd6 swap swap defaults 0 0


Also, does it matter that this is a DVD and not a CDRom? Are they mounted the same way?
 
Old 02-27-2003, 01:41 PM   #3
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It's probably that you are trying to mount the music CD. They cannot be mounted. Make sure you have the audio cable running from the back of the ROM to the Soundcard. Then make sure your mixer is unmuted and volume turned up (kmix to open the mixer). Then use grip to see if the audio cd starts playing after insertion (no mounting, just insert and play). If you still don't hear any audio, try doing a search on this site for people in similar situations. There are many threads on this, it may be your soundcard so post that up as well.



Cool
 
Old 02-27-2003, 02:09 PM   #4
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alright, I'll try. Stay tuned for an update.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 05:00 PM   #5
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Nah, Nuthin' there either...

Couldn't find KMix, just Aumix.

No Grab, whatever that is!

I was able to open the drive as a directory in XMMS and saw the time scale working but no sound. WAV files play fine though (weird huh?) WMAs don't play, MP3s don't play.

I'm aboout to give up on this noble little experiment.
Please help.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 05:01 PM   #6
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OOH< OOH< OOH<
Before I forget. Why is my desktop CDRom Icon locked? This would seem to be important to unlock...
 
Old 02-27-2003, 05:27 PM   #7
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Again, it's going to be locked because you don't actually mount the device. Things are case sensitive in linux, so try launching it via the command prompt with:
kmix

Also it's grip not Grab grip is a CD player/ripper program.

In the mixer you probably have the volume muted. This would explain why mp3's don't play either.

You also have gmix

Aumix should work as well to get your volume levels set and unmuted.

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Old 02-27-2003, 07:33 PM   #8
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nope, couldn't find grip either. What now?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 04:08 AM   #9
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Wow, no kmix installed, and no grip. Do you have KDE installed? If so, kmix is probably installed as well. No biggie, just puzzling.

In aumix is everything un-muted and volumes all up? If you are getting the music scrolling on xmms, then you are fine there. Just make sure you output is using something that actually puts out sound and not something like the disk writer plugin

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Old 02-28-2003, 07:41 PM   #10
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well, maybe I'm just not doing it right? Just type "grip" in the command line right?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 07:46 PM   #11
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Yes, assuming it's in your path. You can also:
whereis programname

This will locate the binary file to execute with full path if needed. So let's say it returns:
/usr/bin/grip
Then try launching it by typing:
/usr/bin/grip
into a terminal.

If it doesn't return anything, for either one, no biggie, just odd.

The main thing we should be looking at now is your mixer and your drives. It appears to be working fine in your program (xmms). Make sure you have an actual audio cable (not ide, well yes ide, but also audio ) running from the back of your drive to your soundcard. If you have more than one soundcard, make sure you are running it to the soundcard that is being used. Then, open up a mixer. Any mixer will do. Make very sure it's not muted (by default one of the Mandrake releases were muted, loads of questions on it after the release, the quick and dirty answer "Unmute it" ). Also, go along and turn up every volume adjuster. This will make sure it's not just a volume/mixer problem. Also, make sure that in the mixer that you are doing it for the correct soundcard (if you have 2).

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Old 03-06-2003, 12:37 AM   #12
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Hey C, I forgot to tell you thanks for fixing this one for me. Now, how come I can't see my dvd?
 
Old 03-06-2003, 01:15 AM   #13
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Could you elaborate? I'm not sure I can troubleshoot with just "how come I can't see my DVD"? Do you mean the drive itself, a movie, or what? If it's a movie, what program?

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Old 03-06-2003, 01:57 PM   #14
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u r right, I'm sorry. I'm just getting frustrated. The Movie is what I'm talking about. I'll have to get back to you later on the other stuff. Priority problem now is the modem, then we can tackle this one.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 04:49 PM   #15
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I'm back. Modem problem is solved. DVD plays music fine now but still cannot watch DVD movies. I installed mplayer but nothing happens when I type it into the command line. Did I set it up right? Probobly not. How can I check?
 
  


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