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Old 02-20-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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Unable to use DVD drive in RH8...

Hi all. My question is basically how to get this to work...

I have my DVD player mounted as /dev/cdrom to /mnt/cdrom. Also I have installed libdvdread, libdvdplay, and libdvdcss as complements to Mplayer, which works fine opening everything else (divx, mpeg, xvid, asf, etc., etc.)

I am able to access regular old CD's from the DVD drive so I'm guessing this is something to do with kernel thinking its just a regular drive and ONLY a regular drive... Using the standard Rehat 8 kernel upgrade, no special tweaks or anything from kernel source yet...

Really trying to avoid that honestly. Just wondering if there is anything I can do config-wise to fix this... When I put any DVD in the drive, be it a movie or data disk, it just sits their spinning up and stopping forever until I manually eject it.

I was thinking of un-mounting /dev/cdrom and mounting /dev/dvd when I wanted to watch a movie, but not sure how I would do that right or if that would be right to do.

I would really appreciate any help in this.


Last edited by Sgaileach1; 02-20-2004 at 06:48 PM.
Old 02-20-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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OK, I am looking at xconfig for a newer kernel and totally take back what I said about not wanting to get into that! What an incredible interface and technology... Perhaps I'll find a fix for my system looking here first.

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