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Old 01-13-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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Hunting down the DVD location?

I installed Ogle and Okle. I'm not a newbie in linux, but in the 6 months I've been running it, I haven't once attempted getting the DVD to work. I suppose today is that day.

When i start Ogle it asks to load the DVD and with Okle I have to set where the DVD is, something like /dev/?

So basically, is there anyway of figuring out where the DVD is so I can point Ogle or Okle to it? I ran a dmesg and I get sections of it mentioning the DVD player

hda: Maxtor 4D040H2, ATA DISK drive
hdb: CD-ROM 52X L, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
blk: queue c03c9f40, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: LITE-ON LTR-24102B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdb: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
hdd: ATAPI DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Any advice? Or what I should put in search terms to investigate this further?
Old 01-13-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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The device location seems to be /dev/hdd.

Check the permissions on the device if it works for root but not regular users. If that's the case, try doing a chmod a+r /dev/hdd. This command gives ("+") everyone ("a" for all) read ("r") permissions on this device and that shouldn't be a security problem.



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