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Getting LinDVD (beta) to work with Mandriva 2007.1 (Spring) Free download edition

Posted 07-19-2007 at 01:30 PM by ernie

I use Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (Spring) Free download edition here running on what is now getting to be an older system (ABIT KX7-333 MB, AMD Athlon 1800+ CPU, 512 MB DDR RAM). I have an ATAPI CD-ROM drive connected to my secondary IDE bus and configured as the Master device. Mnadriva Linux identifies the CD-ROM as /dev/hdc. It is mounted at /media/cdrom. I also have an ATAPI DVD burner connected to my secondary IDE bus and configured as the Slave device. Mandriva Linux identifies the DVD burner as /dev/hdd. It is mounted at /media/cdrom2.

I installed LinDVD-1.2.6-5 (beta) from S.o.S.. After installing the package, I encountered two problems while attempting to use it:

Problem 1: LinDVD accesses the CD-ROM, not the DVD drive (confirmed by pressing the eject button in LinDVD).

Note: Ignore the LinDVD properties dialog which reports the DVD Drive as /mnt/cdrom. Changing the DVD's mount point has no effect. It appears that LinDVD accesses the device at /dev/hdc and reports it as /mnt/cdrom.

Solution for Problem 1: Shut down the system. Open the case. Swap the device assignments for the DVD and CD-ROM drives to make the DVD drive the secondary master device (/dev/hdc) and the CD-ROM drive the secondary slave device (/dev/hdd). Now LinDVD accesses the DVD drive.

Problem 2: DVD's play for a limited time (about 3 to 5 minutes) then stop.

Note: I remembered seeing a similar post here on LQ so I searched and found a solution Mandriva 2007 and LinDVD that works in post 14:
copy usr/share/lindvd/ to /usr/lib as root in a terminal window
cp /usr/share/lindvd/ /usr/lib/
I prefer the creation of a symbolic link in /usr/lib that points to /usr/share/lindvd/ because if LinDVD is updated or removed, the link may be broken, but I will not end up with orphaned copies of the library on my system. I do not recall running ldconfig after creating the link but all worked well.

Solution to problem 2:
ln -s -T /usr/share/lindvd/ /usr/bin/
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