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Old 09-21-2003, 04:52 AM   #1
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DVD RW / CD RW /DVD Combo Drive


I have a dvd writer / dvd player / cd writer combo drive but am unable to get the dvd drive to work for playing films.

I can access dvd files ok if i click on the CD-R icon on my SUSE desktop.

But when I select the DVD icon on the desktop it say

"could not mount device
/dev/cdrom2 : input/output error

mount I could not determin filesystem type"

I am unable to play dvd movies in MPlayer as when i try to load one it say can find /dev/dvd

I also have a cd rom drive on its own too.

here is a copy of my etc/fstab file

/dev/hda6 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom2 /media/cdrom2 auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0

Please could some help I would like to be able to watch films.

Old 09-21-2003, 06:00 AM   #2
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I know this will sound really stupid. But try mounting your dvd using the /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/cdrom2

I have the same drive, all devices show up as /dev/cdrom, with the cdrecorder having a second access at /dev/cdrecorder

In Mplayer, open up the prefernces menu and correct the link to your dvd player, since the last tab has the drive paths on it.

To try mounting a dvd manually, stick in a dvd, open a terminal, and, type..
root password
mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
if it doesnt work
mount -t udf /dev/cdrom2 /media/cdrom2
and last you could try
mount -t udf /dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder

Also, you might try right clicking and getting the properties of you DVD icon on your desktop, and redirect it to the correct device, which should be /dev/cdrom, as cdrom2 should be your second drive.

Last edited by Caeda; 09-21-2003 at 06:02 AM.


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