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Old 07-10-2004, 01:06 AM   #1
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Please Post: How I got my DVDROM working.


I am not going to describe my problem here.
Other people have done so elsewhere.
I Need answers in simple terms dealing with one subject.

I WANNA WATCH DVDS

The first example:

To get my DVD ROM working I did:
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

2nd:
To get my DVD ROM working I did:
edit fsab and add or change the dvd line to:
none /mnt/dvd supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660,ro,umask=0,user 0 0

Please post some working results hereafter...
 
Old 07-10-2004, 02:43 AM   #2
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with mandrake you usually only need to install the libdvdcss file

search for it at http://rpm.pbone.net

make sure tyou've got xine installed (comes with mandrake)
once the libdvdcss is installed you just pop the disk in, fire up xine and click on the DVD button on the xine interface




(the correct syntax for the ln -s command is

ln -s /dev/hdx /dev/dvd (where x is appropriate letter)

this shouldn't need to be done on mandrake)
 
Old 07-10-2004, 07:57 AM   #3
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whoops

well... yes thanks.
It didnīt work either way.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 08:11 AM   #4
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Check out: http://www.linuxdig.com/howto/ldp/DV...back-HOWTO.php
 
Old 07-10-2004, 08:15 AM   #5
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Ok - let's do the 20 questions thing (since you can't be bothered to give us any useful info):

did you install a dvd playing software package? For example, mplayer, xine or other
 
Old 07-10-2004, 08:16 AM   #6
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Do you have a dvd player or are you trying to fool your system into thinking your cd player is a dvd player?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 08:34 AM   #7
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do you have a dvd disk with a movie on it?

that's what works for me. i have a dvd player. sometimes i try to play a movie, and i forgot to put the disk in, then i see the disk on the desk, and i put it in the drive. then i run mplayer dvd://1 -fs -zoom and it plays. that's what works for me.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 09:06 AM   #8
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Sorry folks. No disrespect intended.
i have mdk10
2 x hdd
1cdrw/slv scs
1dvdrom/mas ide
...dvds will not mount as a dvd. However cdīs can be read.
Have tried many options with dīconf and copied some dvd/cdrom
lines to fstab directly from pages. Tweaked those.
none /mnt/dvd supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660,ro,umask=0,user 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 user,ro 0 0
and done the symlinks/maybe i could try links again.

If possible could you show/tell me the links I should have.
and the commands that go with them.
i.e. hdc > cdrom > dvd
ln -s what?
or hdc > dvd
ln -s what?
or something. I think iīve confused myself.

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Old 07-10-2004, 09:12 AM   #9
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hdc: BDV 108A DVDROM, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
SUPERMOUNT ERROR [dev=/dev/hdc] Unrecognized mount option "umask=0"
Do I have to reboot for changes to fstab?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 09:23 AM   #10
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ln -s <existing thing> <link you are creating>
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

mount -a rereads fstab i think. maybe somebody will correct me. get rid of that automount part. this is my dvd line. my cd burner is /dev/scd0

/dev/hdd /cdrom iso9660 user,exec,nodev,suid,rw,noauto,umask=0 0 0

my dvd device is symlinked to /dev/hdd. there's probably some crap i have there that shouldn't be, but i don't care enough to remove it.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 08:31 AM   #11
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Mounts after reboot

I changed my dvd, fstab line to whansardīs version above but changing </cdrom> to</dev/cdrom>
Ugraded xinelibs, plugins and libdcss.

Now dvd wont mount automatically or with mount command but is mounted after a reboot.
[root@localhost maxie]# mount /mnt/cdrom
mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: No medium found

Last edited by cachinnare; 07-18-2004 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 12:42 PM   #12
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my /cdrom was my mount point. you should have changed the /cdrom to /mnt/cdrom if that's where you wish to mount. now you're system is trying to mount the cdrom on top of a device, and as soon as it does, it can't see the device. cool. i don't know. just a guess.

and you don't have to mount a dvd to play it. you just need the dvd device pointing to the correct device. so for playing a dvd, /etc/fstab isn't very important.

Last edited by whansard; 07-18-2004 at 12:47 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 03:22 AM   #13
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t changing </cdrom> to</dev/cdrom> got it wrong again...
well. it worked as i fixed.
i dont care if i have to mount the dvd or not i have tried manually and not manually ihave edited and reetided. i copied the mdk orig fstab icopied yours ... the dvd is mouned after i reboot but i cannot change the dvd unless i reboot with the dvd already in the dvd drive then i can read the dvd but i cannot change to a new dvd unless i reboot.
No im not using my toaster to try to play dvds.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:00 PM   #14
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I never resolved this with Mandrake 10 Community.
I changed to SUSE 9.2 Pro.
All is well with DVD and video now.
That's how I fixed it.
 
  


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