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Old 03-12-2003, 04:23 PM   #16
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i have a cdrw drive and a dvd drive

how do i check to make sure that /mnt/dvd/ exist if it doesnt how do i create a soft link?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 04:44 PM   #17
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i downloaded all the rpm's and installed them
when i run xing i get an error thats says
there is no imput pluggin to handle dvd:/
maybe mrl syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesnt exhist
if i click the more button on the error message and go to messages it says cannot find imput plugin for this mrl

what did i miss?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 04:55 PM   #18
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Exactly.

So you probably don't have a file /dev/dvd. I said mnt but I actually meant dev. To check you can go:

cd /dev
ls d*

If dvd is not listed you don't have one (that's probably why Xine is complaining).

In that case, follow my earlier instructions.

As root, go

cd /dev

file /dev/cdrom
[if your primary cdrom also has your dvd drive]

cdrom is actually a symbolic link and the above command tells you what device it points to. Let's say it points to <destination>.

Then you create a soft link by going

ln -s <destination> /dev/dvd

Last edited by tobim; 03-13-2003 at 04:40 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:14 PM   #19
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it's called XINE with an E.... NOT XING!!!!
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:22 PM   #20
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my cdburner is secondary master and my dvd is secondary slave.

when i go to console and type cd/dev i get no such file or directory

when i type file /dev/cdrom i get symbolic link to cdroms/cdrom0

what exactly do i need to type to point it to my dvd drive?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:32 PM   #21
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OK, you need to somehow find out what the device name of your DVD drive is. In the GUI (GNOME, KDE, or whatever you're using) go to the Hardware Browser (you will need the root password). In the left panel you click CD-ROM drives and in the right panel you then select the drive that serves as your DVD drive.

Underneath it will say Device Information. In that panel, under Device you have a device name. In my case it's

Device: /dev/hdc

BUT IN YOUR CASE IT WILL PROBABLY BE DIFFERENT.

Whatever you have there, that's what you substitute into the command I talked about as <destination>. That will create the soft link.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:34 PM   #22
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Oh, and it's

cd /dev

NOT

cd/dev

But forget about that now.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 07:54 PM   #23
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mine is called /dev/hdd

is this how the command should be typed
-s <destination> /dev/hdd
I typed it like that and it said no such file or directory?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 08:18 PM   #24
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Do the following,
cd /dev
ln -s hdd dvd
 
Old 03-12-2003, 08:47 PM   #25
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it says in command not found
 
Old 03-12-2003, 09:05 PM   #26
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LN in lowercase = ln not in, and you need to su to root, eg;
Code:
bern@grendel bern$ su
Password:
root@grendel bern$ cd /dev
root@grendel dev$ ln -s hdd dvd
 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:49 AM   #27
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here is my sorry tale

ok, my computer is now in a real mess.
installed a mplayer tgz (oddly enough, after reading this thread), i got a msg about missing libXv.so.

tried to install xine. compiled xine-lib and xine-ui from source. i rpm2tgz all my lib files (read previous post).
the rpms seemed to be a bad idea, still errors. so i cut my losses and get sources.

mplayer -vo xv sucks. i find out basic nv driver doesn't have xv, so install nvidia driver.

xine complains bout d5d-0.2.7 plugin cos it doesnt conform api 8.0 ( will get specific msg later, sorry)

i googled, and got a page that told me mplayer needs libdvdcss0.03 exactly. then something else that said libcss. and a xine page said xine needed a higher version.... argh!!

even writing this, i'm getting confused about the order of my steps. dammit

all i know is that i should have installed one player, and only one player. with all the libraries in the right order.

sorry, but what was my point again?
i would like xine working.

can someone tell me what library versions they have for a working xine with dvd decryption under slack 8.1?
and i will go back and reinstall
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:01 AM   #28
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easy way out

does anyone know where i can get slack packages for xine (and associated libs) for k6 or lower? i only found 686 packages
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:06 AM   #29
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[quote]mplayer -vo xv sucks. i find out basic nv driver doesn't have xv, so install nvidia driver.[\quote]yes it does support xv... it just plain does.... mplayer is a superb bit of kit.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:01 PM   #30
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hey it works.many thanks for your help aussie.

so basically what i had to do was get the pluggins for xine so it could decode the dvd and then tell the program where the dvd player was.Is that right?

again thanks for the help aussie.
 
  


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