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Old 08-25-2003, 05:07 AM   #1
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mplayer: cant access /dev/dvd


hello all,

this is really strange. I got a new dvd-rom, installed it, and watched movies all weekend long. I just got home from work now, and I want to watch a flick, but all I get is:

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could not open DVD device: /dev/dvd
/dev/dvd exists, it is a symlink to /dev/hdd...

This is not a permissions problem, and it is really confusing considering it worked just great last night. I have not made any changes to my system, and yes, my mplayer settings are correct.

The dvd-rom led still lights up when I put a disc in, and the disc spins, but always the same message.

I am starting to think this is hardware related but I just dont know. Any thoughts or ideas...

thanks

just a bit more info:

I installed xine, but it does not work either. Pretty much the same error message. This is strange because the drive is recognized fine during bootup, and as I mentioned the led shows activity and the disc spins....

I just want to know if I should go take this thing back...

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:32 AM   #2
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tried:
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mplayer -dvd-device /dev/hdd -dvd 1
?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:38 AM   #3
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Quote:
Playing DVD title 1
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss. libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hdd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/hdd
The same thing...

This really must be a hardware problem, because I have made absolute zero changes since last night when it worked fine...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:47 AM   #4
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is it not /dev/hdc instead or something? anything hidden in /proc/ide? any dmesg output?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:06 AM   #5
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yes, it is hdd

in dmesg, whenever I try to open the dvd i get:
cdrom: open failed.

Is there something in /proc/ide I should be looking for...It all seems ok except that it thinks that hdd is a cdrom. /proc/ide/hdd/media says cdrom...

Could devfs have something to do with this

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Old 08-25-2003, 09:07 AM   #6
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Does it open regular data dvds and cds? Or does it just freak out on dvd movies? I ask because I have a dvd player that (both under linux and windows) will mount and play dvds of any description (movies, data, whatever) but not cds. It just happened one day. You may have something similar.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:57 PM   #7
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It does not open anything. cds, cdroms, nothing.

Methinks this one is going back to the store.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:07 PM   #8
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post your fstab
 
Old 08-25-2003, 09:15 PM   #9
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do u have a version of windows on ur machine, if u do try using the dvdrom on it to see if it a hardware problem or a software problem
 
Old 08-26-2003, 06:58 AM   #10
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ok, I am not going to post my fstab...it has nothing to do with the problem....

I dont use windows, so I cant see if it would work from there. I am firmly conviced thid is a hardware problem...and its going back to the store tommorow. If the new one doesnèt work then ill eat my shorts...

thanks folks
 
  


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