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Old 08-11-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question Xine / DVD Problem

Hey Everyone,

Last night I attempted to install the latest version of Xine. Everything worked well.. However, apparently, my DVD drive was not configured properly. Attempting to configure my drive, I didn't set up the symbolic link properly. (Instead of linking to /dev/hdc I linked to /dev/CD-ROM1) Also (and I think this makes matters worse) attempting to fix the problem I went into /dev and deleted the DVD entry, figuring that it would delete the symbolic link.. Now whenever I insert a DVD into my DVD drive the drive attempts to read it and then spits it out. Is there anyway that I can undo what I have done (and get DVD's to run)? Also, I created other links for devices such as DVD1 et cetera. Is there anyway that I can see these links and delete them?

My next question is how do I swithc DMA mode on for my DVD drive?

My next question (and this is not related to DVD's or Xine) is how do I run KdAppfinder? I checked and it is installed, I just cannot find it anywhere on my computer..

Old 08-11-2003, 10:36 PM   #2
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you deleted /dev/dvd? that should be no problem as it's just a symlink (in rh 7.3 anyway). and creating a symbolic link to /dev/cdrom1 should be fine provide /dev/cdrom1 points to your dvd device. just recreate the symbolic link and make sure /dev/cdrom1 indeed points to your dvd drive.

my properties for /dev/dvd:
Type: Block Device
Location: /dev
Size: 0 B
Free space on /: blah blah
Points to: /dev/cdrom
properties for /dev/cdrom:
Type: Block Device
Location: /dev
Size: 0 B
Free space on /: blah blah
Points to: /dev/hdc
as for as enabling dma, you need to log in as root (for rh 7.3 you do other distros may let you su into root) and use the command:
hdparm -d1 /dev/hdc

that will enable dma. just make sure /dev/hdc is your dvd drive. if you want to enable it automatically at boot, you'll need to put that command in a start up script.


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