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Old 03-29-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Sony DVD DDU1612. /dev/dvd no such file

hello all. I am trying to play some dvd's under Fedora core 1. my drive is a sony 16X40 dvd/cdrom and works fine as a cdrom, it just wont play dvds. I noticed that in the /dev directory there is not a device /dvd located in there. is there something im missing. with mplayer and xine in is looking for /dev/dvd and not finding it

any Ideas?

Old 03-30-2004, 03:18 AM   #2
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Here is a long listing of my /dev/dvd file:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 30 Mar 29 22:28 dvd -> ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd
It is a link to the actual device.

Look in /etc/fstab, and list out the device refered to. It will probably look like one of these lines:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 34 Dec 31 1969 cdrom0 -> ../scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/cd
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 33 Dec 31 1969 cdrom1 -> ../ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd

Before you get ahead of yourself, you might want to look in the /etc directory.
Is there an /etc/dynamic/ directory. This directory may contain kde hooks for running particular applications when a certain type of cd is inserted.

If you insert a blank cd into a r/w drive, does k3b startup automatically?

Type this command in a console before inserting a dvd:
tail -f /var/log/syslog

When I insert a dvd this is printed:
Mar 30 02:40:09 matrix kernel: VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev sda1.
Mar 30 02:40:13 matrix kernel: VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev sdb1.
Mar 30 02:41:01 matrix kernel: udf: registering filesystem

I don't have redhat installed myself.
Does your system use the /etc/rc.d/init.d/devfsd daemon?
Do you have a /etc/devfs/conf.d directory.
If so does it have a /etc/devfs/conf.d/dvd.conf file?

What is the entry given in fstab for that cdrom device?

What happens if you unmount the cdrom device before inserting a dvd?

Also, you can set the dvd:// device in the xine setup. It's the first value in the 'input' tab.
Old 03-30-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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The easiest way to fix that problem is to link /dev/hdc with /dev/dvd
dont worry bout all that other bullsh*t

like this

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

the reason you cant read dvds is because there encrypted you have to install a library called libdvdcss , but it is illegal to own, have , compile from what i understand at least

then that will give your mplay , xine dvd playing capability


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