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Old 12-05-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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new DVD drive not detected ?


I changed DVD drives from a Sony to a Panasonic CW-8124-B.
Can not play DVD's now.
Kaffeine complains the source can not be read "maybe you do not have enough rights for this ....."
Mandriva 2008 Hardware does not show the drive.
But it does show up under "local disks"

And I can play an audio CD via Amorak.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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What does your /etc/fstab say? You might just have to add the dvd format to fstab.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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looks like config problem
is Kaffeine checking /dev/dvd (did the drive designation change)?
is it just Kaffeine that is not working with your drive?
how are you selecting the drive in Kaffeine
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:59 AM   #4
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fstab had no line initially

but after I went in Control Center, Local Disks
selected CD/DVD burner it asked me if I wanted to update fstab the following was inserted

/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0


in the kaffeine "xine Engine Parameters" media section the DVD.device is set to /dev/dvd
(I don't know what the old drive was)
/dev/dvd is linked to /dev/hdc and is owned by a group called cdwriter.

I was trying to use Kaffeine from the prompt after inserting a DVD or by starting it, I also tried Xine and VLC both error.

I tried a liveCD of 2008 and the DVD does not show up in the "browse and configure hardware" either. But I tried PCLOS 2007 and it does ?

I could wipe and start again, but I'd rather not.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 09:01 AM   #5
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what happens when you put a disk in the drive and type
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mount /dev/hdc /media/cdrom
if that works try
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mount /dev/dvd /media/cdrom
as for not showing up thats the way it used to be - no auto mounting unless it was done at bootup via the fstab, no "browse and configure hardware" - to mount you had to manually mount it
 
Old 12-06-2007, 10:21 AM   #6
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for the first line I get a msg about it is write protected, mounting read-only

for second line I get the same as above and two more
next
/dev/hdc already mounted or /media/cdrom busy
and then
according to mtab, /dev/hdc is already mounted on /media/cdrom


re the <<no auto mounting>> I'm used to it showing up in the hardware detection in MCC (since Mandrake 10.1). I ran a few more LiveCD's and they show the DVD as hdc, it's only 2008 that seems to be not showing it at all?
 
Old 12-06-2007, 10:22 AM   #7
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oh forgot to say kaffeine still gives same result post trying the manual mount cmds
 
Old 12-06-2007, 04:43 PM   #8
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further observations,
I don't know if they were there before but there appears to be two entries for cdrom, cdrw and dvd under dev (i.e. there is a /dev/dvd and a /dev/dvd0 and both are linked to /dev/hdc)

I've tried removing these and any entries in fstab but the /dev entries are recreated on bootup

Also noticed the kde desktop is painted and must be nearly finished loading when screen goes back to a splash type screen and says "initialising system services" and sits there for quite a while when it finally goes back to the desktop I'm back in same position.

Looks like I'm going to have to back up all and go to PCLOS or an older Mandriva that seem to detect drive okay.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 09:44 PM   #9
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Quote:
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for the first line I get a msg about it is write protected, mounting read-only
a cd is read only so no suprise
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for second line I get the same as above and two more
next
/dev/hdc already mounted or /media/cdrom busy
and then
according to mtab, /dev/hdc is already mounted on /media/cdrom
my bad I relized my mistake after I left for work but it tells me what I wanted to know - could the device be mounted
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re the <<no auto mounting>> I'm used to it showing up in the hardware detection in MCC (since Mandrake 10.1). I ran a few more LiveCD's and they show the DVD as hdc, it's only 2008 that seems to be not showing it at all?
not what I was getting at but the information is valubal nuntheless

what I was refering to was without KDE or Gnome

have you tryed running Kaffeine as root
can you browes the dvd in natulus
have you tryed other dvds
"it's only 2008 that seems to be not showing it at all" is that the live cd?
do you want to try Totem movie player
 
Old 12-07-2007, 08:52 AM   #10
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<<have you tryed running Kaffeine as root>>
yes no difference

<<can you browes the dvd in natulus>>
in konqueror yes

<<have you tryed other dvds>>
yes but see below

<<"it's only 2008 that seems to be not showing it at all" is that the live cd?>>
no it was installed from 2008 free and urpmi updated (with a Sony drive at time) which played the DVD's fine

<<do you want to try Totem movie player>>
I've wiped the disk now, but I suspect it will have been same

I loaded PCLOS 2007
which does show in the KDE h/w detection the drive as hdc
BUT
kaffeine also had the same problem with the DVD's !

They are shrink wrapped commercial DVD's, I tried a MythTV burned DVD and it worked !
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #11
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resolved - in a manner - I think it is region code related.

Because I was worried the actual DVD drive could be faulty I wiped the disk (again) and installed XP and PowerDVD, which all worked fine. Only thing of note is being prompted for the region code of the drive.

I then installed Mandriva 2008 again and the commercial DVD's now work.

Here comes the but,

Because I was prompted for region code, I thought I'd try some other region code disc's, they fail in the way the other discs had before. I presume this means the drive is not multi region and my issues before were because it had not been set.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:07 PM   #12
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Did you install libdvdcss (the codecs for reading commercial dvds)?
 
  


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