LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2002, 07:49 AM   #1
salparadise
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Birmingham UK
Distribution: Various
Posts: 1,736

Rep: Reputation: 146Reputation: 146
symbolic linking ????


this is sort of a question within a question....

i am on the trail of getting dvd's to work.
I currently have the following installed:
mplayer-0.9pre6-1
xine-0.9.8-4
vlc-0.2.91-1
ogle-0.8.5-1
libcss-0.1.0-5
libdvdread-0.9.3-fr2cvs
xanim-2801-2

i am getting absolutley nowhere....I've been opening the disk in galeon (as file browser) and choosing "open with..." for the actual film .VOB files, from the right click menu.

one of the things i have run into is creating a symbolic link twitx /dev/dvd and /mnt/dvd ???
Whilst i sort of understand the theory i don't really understand the mechanics of echieving this.
I know it's a ln -s command, but what comes after that.
Current hardware is as follows: 1xhard drive, 2x cd drives, cd-rw as master and dvd as slave both on 2nd IDE channel.


Can someone point me in the right direction please?????

and do i need to enable 32bit I/O support for dvd drive ????


many thanks
 
Old 12-26-2002, 09:36 AM   #2
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 234Reputation: 234Reputation: 234
Well first off, if your going to be playing DVD's, there really is no need to create a /mnt/dvd. You should just be able to use the existing /dev/dvd as your device to play from. Usually when creating a /mnt/dvd.. etc, its creating an empty directory so you can mount and view data cd's or dvd's. Media like CD's and DVD's you cannot mount.

But if you really need to know how to create a link, it would go like this:

ln -s [source] [destination]

So you could do something like this:

ln -s /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd

And about installing those packages, don't use the browser, install from the command line. What type of files are they, source or RPM ??
 
Old 12-26-2002, 01:01 PM   #3
salparadise
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Birmingham UK
Distribution: Various
Posts: 1,736

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 146Reputation: 146
so far, on the whole, i've been using RPM's.
I have tried the source ./configure/make/make install route and though this has sometimes worked, it has at other times yielded errors that are way beyond me.

Is it better to compile then install rather than install from rpm?

i have tried all of the DVD "players" from the command line (though not using options) and everytime get errors.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help with symbolic links sopiaz57 Linux - General 2 06-11-2004 07:17 PM
Symbolic linking directories leecming Linux - General 1 06-08-2004 12:11 PM
Symbolic Links Greg_courageous Linux - Newbie 1 05-10-2004 08:05 AM
symbolic linking dvd-rom to /dev/dvd ? Falcon006 Linux - Newbie 3 03-20-2004 01:57 AM
symbolic linking directories? Possible? ajspliffs Linux - General 3 01-12-2004 12:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration