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Old 06-05-2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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replaced cdrom with dvd/cdrw on my laptop

i had a regular cdrom drive, then i got a dvd/cdrw. when i tried to play a dvd with xine, it said that there wasnt in the drive and it said something about dev/dvd, i searched for the file and there is no /dev/dvd. so the question is how do i get my dvd to work
Old 06-05-2004, 09:36 PM   #2
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Do you know the /dev name of your DVD drive (like /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd)? Use this command as root:
ln -s /dev/the_dvd_drive_devname /dev/dvd
Old 06-05-2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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it says bash: -s: command not found
Old 06-06-2004, 01:23 AM   #4
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dude its "ln" (the command for creating links)
"ln -s " create symbolic links


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