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Old 12-17-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Angry SUSE 9 CD/DVD media problems

I have Packard Bell (Pulsar 510) Pentium III, and have decided I'd like to defect from Microsoft and put Linux on it instead. I've installed SuSE 9.0 with absolutely no problems during installation. However when I come to use the cd (Optowrite 52x) or DVD (Microstar 16x) both players do not recognise that there are any disks loaded.

I've done some searching on the web, and after several days come up against a brick wall. I asked a friend of mine who's used Linux quite a lot to take a look but he's baffled too.

As a Linux newbie I don't know what to do next. I don't want to remove Linux and go back to Microsoft, can anyone help?
Old 12-17-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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What kind of error message are you getting and when? (I'm no expert, although I'll try, but it might ring a bell for someone who knows more than I do too. :-)
Old 12-18-2003, 04:42 AM   #3
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I went into YAST and clicked add on the cd and dvd which added mount points. Both the dvd player and cd player now recognise data cds.

The dvd refuses to play dvd's, an error message tells me that Xine can't play dvd's due to missing codecs. Checked out, which tsays there's no legal dvd player that runs on Linux. My next port of call will be Xinehq!

Still can't recognise audio cds. The dvd plays an audio cd but I get no sound, I'm gonna check the internal cables tonight, but the burner doesn't even recognise a disk has been inserted when I put an audio cd in.
Old 12-18-2003, 06:02 AM   #4
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From what I understand, a number of distros put "broken" dvd players in - this means that they don't have the ability to play. Best thing is to uninstall it and either go to Xinehq or MPlayerHQ and download the full copies.

I believe that SuSE and RedHat (to name but 2) do this to avoid being sued.
Old 12-22-2003, 03:49 AM   #5
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I now can play audio from my dvd player, although still can't from the burner (but I'm not that bothered about that). Visiting Xinehq sorted the dvd player problems. Thanks everybody who helped.
Old 11-22-2005, 01:24 AM   #6
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hi, i managed to install xine to my suse 9.0, and when i do xine-check, i got this result

nakalskit@linux:~> xine-check
Please be patient, this script may take a while to run...
[ good ] you're using Linux, doing specific tests
[ good ] looks like you have a /proc filesystem mounted.
[ good ] You seem to have a reasonable kernel version (2.4.21-297-default)
[ good ] intel compatible processor, checking MTRR support
[ good ] you have MTRR support and there are some ranges set.
[ good ] found the player at /usr/bin/xine
[ good ] /usr/bin/xine is in your PATH
[ good ] found /usr/bin/xine-config in your PATH
Usage: xine-config [OPTIONS] [LIBRARIES]
[ good ] plugin directory /usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.1.2 exists.
[ good ] found input plugins
[ good ] found demux plugins
[ good ] found decoder plugins
[ good ] found video_out plugins
[ good ] found audio_out plugins
[ good ] /dev/cdrom points to /dev/hdd
[ good ] /dev/dvd points to /dev/hdd
[ good ] DMA is enabled for your DVD drive
[ good ] found xvinfo: X-Video Extension version 2.2
[ good ] your Xv extension supports YUV overlays (improves MPEG performance)
[ good ] your Xv extension supports packed YUV overlays
[ good ] Xv ports: YUY2 YV12 UYVY I420 YUY2 YV12 UYVY I420

first question--> is this good or do i have to do something with the xine-config ?

when i type xine in console, xine give me this error message

------------ error message ------------------
nakalskit@linux:~> xine
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.22.
(c) 2000-2003 The xine Team.
Built with xine library 1.0.0 (1-rc0a)
Found xine library version: 1.1.2 (1.1.2).
XServer Vendor: The XFree86 Project, Inc. Release: 40300001,
Protocol Version: 11, Revision: 0,
Available Screen(s): 1, using 0
Depth: 24.
XShmQueryVersion: 1.1.
-[ xiTK version 0.10.5 [XMB]]-
-[ xiTK will use XShm ]-
-[ WM type: (EWMH) KWIN {KWin} ]-
Display is not using Xinerama.
Inconsistency detected by ../sysdeps/generic/dl-tls.c: 72: _dl_next_tls_modid: Assertion `result <= _rtld_local._dl_tls_max_dtv_idx' failed!
----------------- end of error message -----------

second question --> what do i have to do ?
third question ---> 'Display is not using Xinerama.' <-- how to use Xinerama ?

please help, i'm a newbie too.
Old 12-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #7
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Xine Installation

Hi nakalskit

Sorry for the delay in replying - I've been away for a while.

I can't really advise on your issue as I upgraded my PC and went to Suse v10.

Can you get hold of a copy of v10, this may fix your problems?

The only thing that I will advise is that to make sure you have w32codec and libdvdcss installed before installing xine. If Xine is on you pc before these, remove it and put these files on first.


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