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Old 10-15-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
lawadm1
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Unhappy dvd mount problem and mplayer


Distro -> Fedora C2 (2.6.8-1.521)

I started out with one basic cdrom drive, and my /etc/fstab had this entry for it:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0


Then I installed a DVD/CD-RW drive in addition to the CD-ROM drive, then my /etc/fstab file looked like this: (Fedora created the entry for drive 2 itself)

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

Then I installed mplayer using "apt-get install mplayer"

I can bring up gmplayer after running startx, but when I try to play the DVD, I get the error "Couldn't read dvd device: /dev/dvd".

When I try to mount /dev/dvd:

mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd (/mnt/dvd does exist)

I get --> "mount: special device /dev/dvd does not exist"


What am I doing wrong here?


/etc/mtab shows the device as:

/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom1 udf ro,nosuid,nodev 0 0
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:55 PM   #2
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First of all, you don't mount DVDs when you play them with any media player, MPlayer included.
Second, try this:
su
ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd
Then try MPlayer again.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:12 PM   #3
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Cool thx. That worked.

However, now I get some nasty messages trying to run the dvd:

MPlayer interupted by signal 11 in module: a02_init

click ok, and get this:

- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM
Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a
'gdb' backtrace and
disassembly. Details in
DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.

click ok, and get this:

- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in
your drivers _or_ in your
gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault,
please read
DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html and follow
the instructions there. We can't and
won't help unless you provide this information
when reporting a possible bug.

click ok, and MPlayer closes.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:47 PM   #4
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nevermind. after i rebooted, it seemed to work.

thanks for the help.
 
  


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