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jsandro7 01-21-2004 10:10 PM

Slackware setup problem dvd-rom was not reconized
 
Well, I just switched to Slackware from Red Hat 9. I am very satisfied with Slackware, everything working perfecly. I just have two little problems I can't get the dvd rom to work, well in fact the slackware didn't even recoinze it at all. What do I do? Also my printer it's a serial connected printer can't be installed. Is there anyone who can possible help. I appriciated it.

Regards,

Ps: Slackware the best linux I have try out RH9, Lindows and Peanut, Manderake and several others, and nothing beats slackware. Cool Distro

Texicle 01-22-2004 12:27 AM

Where is it located? When I installed Slack 9.1 it didn't detect my cd burner on /dev/hdd. If yours is on /dev/hdd (secondary slave) then it might be something with the installer. Anyway, find out where it's located, add it to your /etc/fstab file, and create a mount point for it.

Here's my fstab (with cd-burner added):

Code:

/dev/hda1        swap            swap        defaults        0  0
/dev/hda2        /                ext2        defaults        1  1
/dev/hda3        /home            ext2        defaults        1  2
/dev/hdb1        /downloads      ext2        defaults        1  2
/dev/sr0      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660    noauto,owner,users,ro  0  0
/dev/sr1        /mnt/burner      auto        noauto,owner,users,rw 0  0
/dev/fd0        /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner    0  0
devpts          /dev/pts        devpts      gid=5,mode=620  0  0
proc            /proc            proc        defaults        0  0

/dev/sr0 and /dev/sr1 are the scsi-emulated drive names. If they were straight up IDE it would be /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd respectively.

To create your mount point, type as root in command line:

mkdir /mnt/<whatever you want to call it but DVD wouldn't be bad IMO>

but without the <>'s and obviously whatever you want to name it. :) Let's say it's /mnt/DVD. Here's how your fstab will probably look after you're done (and assuming you've got no scsi emulation happening:

Code:

/dev/hda1        swap            swap        defaults        0  0
/dev/hda2        /                ext2        defaults        1  1
/dev/hda3        /home            ext2        defaults        1  2
/dev/hdb1        /downloads      ext2        defaults        1  2
/dev/hdc      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660    noauto,owner,users,ro  0  0
/dev/hdd        /mnt/DVD      auto        noauto,owner,users,rw 0  0
/dev/fd0        /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner    0  0
devpts          /dev/pts        devpts      gid=5,mode=620  0  0
proc            /proc            proc        defaults        0  0

I'm assuming of course your dvd rom is on /dev/hdd. But you get the idea I hope. :)

Texicle 01-22-2004 12:31 AM

Your printer is a different situation all together. When I was on Slack 8.1 I got it working on my normal parallel printer port but I can't remember what I did. Hopefully this link will help you out. When I got mine working, I wasn't using CUPS. I was using apsfilter. I just used www.google.com/linux on apsfilter and printing until I figured it out. Hopefully CUPS is easier. :)


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