Go into a console as root and type:
ls -l /dev/cdrom
You will probably get something including bits like this:
-r-xr-x--- [something] root root [something] /dev/cdrom --> /dev/hdx
(x will be a number)
-r-xr-xr-x [something] root root [something] /dev/cdrom --> /dev/hdx
If it's the first one, then you need to type:
chmod a+rx /dev/cdrom
if you want anyone to be able to use it.
If it's the second one, then you'll need to do:
ls -l /dev/hdx
And you should get something like
-r-xr-x--- [some other bits] root root [something] /dev/hdx
Then you'll need:
chmod a+rx /dev/hdx
If you don't want all users to be able to use it, you'll have to do the following:
chown :dvd /dev/cdrom
chown :dvd /dev/hdx
Then you'll have to edit /etc/groups and add the user names you want to be able to play DVDs to the group dvd.
Hope this helps
Last edited by guygriffiths; 11-07-2003 at 07:34 AM.