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Old 10-26-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
holdmejesus
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used suse 8.0 command in 10.0


I could not get audio cds to play through my CD ROM / DVD ROM / CD BURNER so instead of coming to linuxquestions I thought I would try it on my own. I surfed the internet and came to a suse web site (which I cannot post because I have less than 5 posts)


I followed the directions there for 8.0 and now KsCD is reading "error" when before it was at least playing the CD even though I could not hear it.

WHAT I DID EXACTLY:

clicked on konsole typed in sux - and the password and then typed in:

ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom

and then I closed konsole

restarted KsCD to find the error.

I need your help with two things:

1) how to correct my error

2) how to make the CD ROM / DVD ROM / CD BURNER work
 
Old 10-26-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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This is curious!

In SuSE 8.3, I had to symlink cdrom and cdburner to sr0, but dvd to sr1 in order for them to work. Now that I've upgraded to 9.3, I see that all three are now symlinked to hdc.

Best suggestion I can make, is to delete the symlink to sr0, and trying linking to hdc.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
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I apologize for being so dumb I am completely "wet behind the ears" with linux could you give me a step by step on how to do what you described?
 
Old 10-27-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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Certainly.

Open a terminal window (that icon in the system tray that looks like a computer screen with a sea shell imposed: just left click once). That gets you into command-line operations.

Now. The command to change directory is cd (see the connection?). So, cd to /dev (the device directory).

Now, type 'ls -l /dev/cdrom' without quotes to show the long listing for /dev/cdrom. It should show you something like '/dev/cdrom -> /dev/sr0', to show you that it's linked to /dev/sr0.

To delete /dev/cdrom, just 'rm /dev/cdrom' without quotes to remove the symlink to /dev/sr0.

To make a new symlink to /dev/hdc, ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom. The order is important. The device to link comes first (the target), and the new device name comes second (link name).

For more information on the use of the ln command, from the command line, enter the command 'man ln' to see the manual pages for ln.

Then give it a try; see if the cdrom works again. Same as the above for cdburner, dvd, etc.

Note: you may have to edit /etc/fstab to add entries for cdrom, cdburner, dvd, etc, for the system to recognize them as mountable devices. I'll hold your hand this far. Now search the boards for the rest. It's all been discussed many times.
 
  


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