Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-12-2003, 04:51 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Playing DVD's in Slackware 9.1

I'm having trouble with this. Both Xine and MPlayer are reporting that they cannot open device /dev/dvd.

Current config for that drive is /dev/hdc with a symlink to /dev/dvd. Both packages are pointed at /dev/dvd in their setup menus.

Here's my line for the drive in /etc/fstab:-
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

And this is the error I recieve in Xine:-

- xine engine error -
Input plugin failed to open mrl 'dvd:/'

Clicking 'done' on this error gives me this:-

The source can't be read. Maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or source doesn't contain data (eg disc not in drive). (/dev/dvd)

I can happily mount the drive and browse the DVD. I've also tried mounting/unmounting before attempting to play the DVD, and pointing Xine straight to /dev/hdc.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Old 10-12-2003, 07:41 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
What are you actual permissions on the device, /dev/hdc ??
Old 10-12-2003, 07:51 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Once again I totally miss the obvious. Many thanks mate, excuse my newbieness.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
playing dvd's oldie Linux - Software 2 06-24-2005 04:30 PM
Playing DVD's Zakirium SUSE / openSUSE 12 05-18-2005 12:39 PM
Playing DVD'S tired SUSE / openSUSE 6 05-06-2005 05:33 PM
Playing DVD's Nigel Linux - Software 2 01-05-2004 11:55 AM
Playing DVD's in Mplayer flamesrock Linux - Software 3 09-15-2003 06:06 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration