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Old 12-12-2002, 07:33 PM   #61
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NickR,
Sounds more like a decryption problem, do a google for dvdnav and install it.

StormShadow,
To see if your dvd drive is using dma do the following as root,
Code:
hdparm -i /dev/hdc
 
Old 12-12-2002, 08:33 PM   #62
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sweet, hdparm is an invalid command, it cant find it......
 
Old 12-12-2002, 08:53 PM   #63
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/sbin/hdparm
or
/usr/sbin/hdparm

Last edited by neo77777; 12-12-2002 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 09:55 PM   #64
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Exclamation DVD will WORK

ok, herez the solution if u have this error:
Playing DVD title 2
libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!

do this commands:

<might have to be root>
mknod /dev/scd0 b 11 0
mknod /dev/scd1 b 11 1

gcc -O2 -o rpcmgr rpcmgr11.c
su
./rpcmgr -i /dev/sg0
./rpcmgr -s /dev/sg0
./rpcmgr -r=1 /dev/sg0
./rpcmgr -r 1 /dev/sg0
./rpcmgr -r 1 /dev/sg0

pico /etc/lilo.conf
find root = /dev/hda1 append="apm=power-off hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi"
change the hdc-ide-scsi to ide-cd

save and exit
and BE SURE TO TYPE:
lilo
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, or else u will find urself can't go into ur kde or some othe badstuff, @ least thatz for my comp
now ur scd0 is ur CDRW
and ur hdc is ur DVD

be root
rm /dev/dvd
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
<change other cdrom stuff to /dev/hdc if u need to>
and hope u can play ur DVD now
 
Old 12-12-2002, 10:02 PM   #65
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well I got zine up and running good on my slackware machine

then I realized it did not have a dvd drive
 
Old 12-12-2002, 10:35 PM   #66
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David: nice...sounds like me sometimes, good intentions just miss that little bit of info

ok, i ran hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdc as root and it gave me:

Quote:
/dev/hdc:
setting using_dma to 1 (on)
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted
using_dma = 0 (off)
Does this mean my drive doesnt support DMA? And if not, what am I left to do to speed up playback, Ive tried drivers, and I can play the DVD it just consistently is choppy....and the DVD works perfectly in Windoze.....but I have been without Windoze use on my personal box for almost a week now and dont want to have to go back to it just to watch DVD's.....
 
Old 12-12-2002, 11:28 PM   #67
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Try putting the following in /etc/modules.conf
Code:
option ide-cd dma=1
 
Old 12-13-2002, 03:54 PM   #68
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OK, I have that line in modules.conf, and I also still get the error when trying to hdparm the /dev/hdc....and Im pretty sure I have DMA capabilites...I used them in windows if I remember right....

Is there anything else I can try? Because DVD's worked perfect in Windows, but in Linux I get really really choppy playback, and I have tried -framedrop and even caching and I cant get it to play right...Thanks all....
 
Old 12-13-2002, 04:53 PM   #69
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OK, I have had that dang line in the code for a while....I got to messing around with things a bit and got it to work finally...no worries, but a BIG BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped me out here....
 
  


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