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Old 01-05-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
aero402
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Unhappy DVD wont mon't drive stays lit "no media present"


Hi Guys!

I have Fedora Core 3 installed on an older inspiron laptop. Initially I could mount a DVD, but couldn't play it and couldn't mount audio CDs. Then I did a yum update on everything and was able to play everything but DVDs. I installed libdvdcss, libdvdread, libdvdplay, etc.; but it still won't work. When I put a dvd in the drive spins up, but stays lit forever. If you try to mount it or play it then, you get a no media present type error. I have been trying to play them with Totem, but am thinking its a bigger problem than totem since I can't even mount 'em. I would appreciate any help!! Thanks!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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how do you mount the drive? Perhaps, it's just permission problem...
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure it happens as root to. I've tried the automount and 'mount /media/cdrom ' from the command line.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
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/media/cdrom is just a link to actual device.
Try mounting /dev/"your device" after setting
$chmod 666 /dev/"your device"
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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When I put a dvd in the drive spins up, but stays lit forever.
Sounds Like a physical drive or disc problem. Have you cleaned the drives recently? I have seen DVD drive fail to read DVDs as they get older with no problem reading CDs.

Thomas
 
Old 01-05-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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Are you using udev or devfs? What programs are you using to read/write?

To watch a DVD movie, you don't need to mount it. If it's a data disk, you do.
 
  


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