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Old 03-31-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
deatkinson
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Total Newbee needs instruction to make dvd or audio cd play


I have just installed PCLinuxOS on a 2.4Ghz processor with 766 Mb ram.
When I insert a dvd or audio disk into the drive I get a player to load up, then this error message.



"The source can't be read.
Maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or source doesn't contain data (e.g: no disc in drive). (/dev/hdc)"

Then

"No plugin found to handle this resource (dvd:/)"


The disks and dvd's play on the windows environment ok, so they do have data on them.

I can access data disks fine.

I am a total newbee to Linux so please bear with me. If you post a suggestion like adding a line of code. I will need to be spoon fed at first I dont even know where to go to write it.I have had the OS up for only an hour or two.

We all had to start somewhere.

But I am in the dark and know no one who even can pronounce the name correctly, much less help me get started.

Thanks in advance for all your help!!!
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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You'll want to make sure you have the "libdvdread" package installed. Also, you might need to change permissions on your DVD drive, by doing the following as root: 'chmod 644 /dev/hdc'.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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Now if I was not a "total Newbee"I would know where to go to to enter the line you gave me. But I am . So please a little instruction not just a line of code

'chmod 644 /dev/hdc'.

I am a total newbee to Linux so please bear with me. If you post a suggestion like adding a line of code. I will need to be spoon fed at first I dont even know where to go to write it.I have had the OS up for only an hour or two.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 02:42 AM   #4
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Look for something called a 'terminal'. Greet it nice and politely as you are going to be seeing quite a bit of each other . If you can't see that then common ones are xterm, aterm, konsole, gnome-terminal, look for these in menus etc.

Whatever one you have it's basics are the same, a command line and a prompt (maybe user@system

This is where you will type commands, it's VERY powerful, and you will learn to love it and put that harlet of a GUI in the background.

the chmod command above is used to set permissions on files and directories, saying who can read/write/execute the files. the ins and outs of chmod are far bigger than the scope of thread, but a good place to start is type in the terminal
Code:
man chmod
or
Code:
info chmod
- this opens the manual/info pages for it giving you information on the program (q to quit), that method can be used for alot of programs so you can read what they are for etc.

Because changing permissions can lead to all sorts of problems it is only allowed to be done by the root user, that account is the god of your system, you can do anything with it. You should have set up a root password when you installed. To login as root in a terminal type:
Code:
su
insert yoru password and the prompt should change indicating that the user has.

It is then that you type the command as mentioned above.

I tried to give you the answers you needed but also the background info for you to diagnose similar problems yourself, sorry if it's confusing, stick with it, you won't regret it
 
Old 04-02-2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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I tried all suggestions. No change.

I then removed "Kaffeine" and "libdvdread".

I then marked them for install, and installed them. I then went to the Kaffeine and made sure it was using the correct drive "/dev/hdc".

When I tried a dvd it worked just fine. I inserted an audio disk and it played with kcd.

The system works faster than with windows and with much more processor efficiancy.

Thanks for all the good information.

I am now off at a crawl, but learning more all the time, will be walking soon.

So "THANK YOU ALL"
 
  


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