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Old 05-22-2014, 09:41 AM   #16
yancek
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Is the DVD recognized in the BIOS?

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There is a note with the new installation of Mint that says DVD has problem, and gives a very minor thing to do, but it didn't work.
We dont't know what 'it' is and you surely can't expect us to look that up when you could simply have written it down and posted it?
Are you still with Mint 16 or have you installed the newer Mint 17. I wouldn't put too much effort into 16 as support will end in two months.
 
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:08 AM   #17
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Thanks for your help. I typed the commmands your indicated, the process took a while to complete, yet VLC gets an error which is listed here:Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
On my system I get that error also, because my system recognizes the dvd player as /dev/sr0 or /devsg0, which when selected the correct location, it will play the dvd.
To find your option Open vlc, Media>>Open(Advanced)>>Disc & select lcation from drop down in disc devices.

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Old 05-22-2014, 11:47 AM   #18
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Code:
harry@biker:~
$ cd /dev
harry@biker:/dev
$ ls
adsp             loop0               sequencer2  tty23  tty49    vcs1
agpgart          loop-control        sg0         tty24  tty5     vcs2
audio            lp0                 sg1         tty25  tty50    vcs3
autofs           MAKEDEV             shm         tty26  tty51    vcs4
block            mapper              snapshot    tty27  tty52    vcs5
bsg              mcelog              snd         tty28  tty53    vcs6
btrfs-control    mem                 sndstat     tty29  tty54    vcs7
bus              mixer               sr0         tty3   tty55    vcsa
<Snip>
Snip stands for me not posting the whole readout from the command above and just showing what is relevant to make my point.

/dev stands for device folder/directory in root which is the "/" before dev and holds everything.

cd stands for change directory (or folder, which ever trips your trigger)

ls stands for list and show me what is inside of the /dev folder directory.

So. I am showing that my dvdrom on this ancient IBM T23 which plays movies is listed in my
Distro as /dev/srO. There is no /dev/dvd in my distro.

Linux kernels and distros and software have to fit all computers and do not come
pre-installed . Kinda like difference between a stock off the lot car and a Nascar stock
car. Linux being the Nascar stock car.

Your car will drive coming off the lot just like the Nascar stock car.
It will just not be as tuned or tweaked.

I am not a programmer or script kiddie or hacker.
I am just a GED educated motorcycle rider with a computer.

Use Windows if it makes you comfy. Use Linux if feeling adventurous and
like anything new that you learn. Nobody can take that away from you
because what new things you learn are yours.

Attitude counts for a lot when learning something new.
Click on my user name to see what I am all about to see that am the genuine
article.

Learning Tex-Mex was tough for me. Glad I did though.
Learning Linux was tough for me also. I am also glad about that.
No one can take away from me what I know.

I may talk baby talk when it comes to explaining Gnu/linux compared
with other members here. But I get around OK in whatever Linux distro
I am using (except for KDE Desktops and rpm based distros. I ain't perfect).

Happy Trailz, Rok
 
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #19
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DVD not recognized in Linux Mint 16

Someone said Linux Mint 17 was due out in a couple of months. Perhaps it will have some bugs repaired. (isn't that a major reason for newer versions?)
 
Old 05-22-2014, 01:31 PM   #20
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Your post was great, thanks.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 01:32 PM   #21
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Yes, but you can also install 16 & upgrade to 17 or just install the 17rc.
 
  


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