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Old 06-24-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
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rcannot read cdrom in drive

just installed slackware 9 and want to browse cd for books and software ..
what program allows user to view contents of cdroms in cdrom drive and print the manuals on them . It (/dev/hdc) just asks for program to open with
tried editor ,bash, kbrowser , but nothing reads the cd contents .

either x (kde) or cli commands .. i have tried both ..

Any comments woul;d be most welcome

Also cannot shutdown pc correctly from bash logout ,it just says 'login' again.

hitting the power button has 0 effect . help ....
Old 06-24-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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# Managing drive devices
Rute guide - Device Mounting
LNAG - Accessing my drives

To shutdown/reboot, as root command:

shutdown -h now
shutdown -r now

# Slackware
The Official Guide To Slackware Linux
Old 06-24-2003, 05:08 PM   #3
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You do want to figure out how to mount and unmount those CD-ROM Drives. Use the link FancyPiper gave. As far as shutting down, I've had luck with both shutdown now and poweroff. I mostly shutdown from konsole now with poweroff more than any other method because it's quicker, especially from X-KDE! Had a few issues with shutdown now here & there. You can use these commands with all users, not just root!

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Old 06-26-2003, 04:24 PM   #4
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thanks for the comments lectraplayer and lqaddict ,now have cd working and pc shutdown ok (not automatically yet ) ..


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