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Old 08-27-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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Cool CD drive ??


Ok, I know how to unmount and mount a floppy drive and that you can view the contents of the floppy in /mnt/floppy and it is located at /dev/fd0, however, where is the CD drive ? how do you mount and unmount it ? Also, I have some XVID and DIVX and AVI format movies but I do not konw how to view these in linux , I have no idea what program to use of if this kind of playback comes incorporated into linux ? If anyone could recommend a program for these things and where to get it and how to install it that would be great as I am very new to linux : )
 
Old 08-27-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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For the CD-ROM, you can look in the /etc/fstab file for the correct device name.

Most distribution have it set to /dev/cdrom (a soft link to the actual device).
Use the mount and umount commands like you would with the floppy.
Code:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
As for the movie player, you can use MPlayer.
It may be part of your distribution, check your CDs.

MPlayer
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/
 
Old 08-27-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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Ok, I found http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/dload.html, however I do not know which one to download from there, I have slackware 9.0, do I download the source ? what is source ? does it need to be compiled ? how do i compile and install this program ? ty. Also when I put in my cd rom drive module for my laptop and changed to /mnt/cdrom and I did a ls and a ls-a and saw nothing. Does this have to do with slackware not having built in avi /divx support or ?? Does slackware ? I am confused, I did the full 2.0gb installation of slackware 9.0. Also when I tried to umount and mount /dev/cdrom it said it was a invalid block device, could that possibly be the reason behind not seeing anything in /mnt/cdrom ? I am very confused : ) How can I check if I have built in support ? If I do indeed have built in support how do I play these avi and divx : ) Thankyou !
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:18 PM   #4
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here's a good website for compiling things from source.

http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue49/lamb.html

note that with slackware 9 you can also install using RPM (red hat's install tool) which is simpler, but in the long run you'll be far better off doing it from source.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:22 PM   #5
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What type of CD-ROM do you have ? (IDE or SCSI)

If it is an IDE, use the following table:
/dev/hda => primary master
/dev/hdb => primary slave
/dev/hdc => secondary master
/dev/hdd => secondary slave

If it is a SCSI, use the following:
/dev/scd0
/dev/scd1
etc...
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:39 PM   #6
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I don't know, how do I find out which one I have ?
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:45 PM   #7
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I'd have to say that "if you don't know" it's a thousand to 1 odds it's IDE. However, you could look at your computer specs, you can look at your motherboard, and you can even check out something like dmesg to find out.



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Old 08-27-2003, 10:41 PM   #8
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Yes, take a look at dmesg.
At the command line, type: dmesg

Or do a more precise search with:
Code:
dmesg | grep -i rom
 
Old 08-27-2003, 10:58 PM   #9
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What exactly does grep do ?
 
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