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:
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...
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...