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Old 10-22-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
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can't play dvd in zandros(clueless with linux)

I would really like to use this linux distro simply because I think I could get the hang of it better than the others. My problem is I know nothing about commands and can't play any dvd's.
One message "xine mpt plugin can not open MRL (dvd)
xine input plugin can not open MRL (dvd)

If someone could direct me (help me) I would really appreciate it.

"in anticipation"
Old 10-22-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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Is the device configured in Xine's settings? A simple click on the dvd button in the main control panel of Xine should do than.
Old 10-22-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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Check settings for xine. In the media tab you will see "Device to use for dvd playback" or somesuch. It probably says /dev/dvd. Now you need to make sure this is pointing to your dvd device. First confirm the file:
$ ls -l /dev/dvd
If you get an error that /dev/dvd doesn't exist then create it. First you need to know which device your dvd player is:
/dev/hda first ide channel, master
/dev/hdb first ide channel, slave
/dev/hdc second ide channel, master
/dev/hdd second ide channel, slave
so if your dvd drive is /dev/hdc run (as root):
# ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
Restart xine, press "dvd" button and you should be golden...
Old 10-23-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for both your quick replies. I posted then shut down,hence my late acknowledgment. First ,as Moloko suggested I clicked dvd in xine, (nothing) . I then followed your "bulliver" suggestions:In -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd. Answer back -/bin/sh: Line L: man:%20In%20-s%20/dev/hdc%20/dev/dvd: no such file or directory. I then opened xine again and hey presto, it started playing my DVD. I've no Idea why it's working but it must have been from your suggestions. I'm a happy bunny. Many thanks to both of you.


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