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jaytee@c... jaytee@c...
Sun Aug 6 19:45:55 NZST 2006

Thanks for the response Daniel,

The output from:
ls -la /dev/dvd is:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2006-08-07 06:28 /dev/dvd -> hdc

The output from:
dmesg | grep -i dvd is:
[17179574.336000] hdc: MATSHITAUJ-840D, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM
[17179574.336000] hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW
drive, 2048kb Cache, UDMA(33)

So is my machine "looking" in the wrong place or does -> hdc
include drive hda??

> Can you please do the following and mail the results back
> to the list?
> ls -la /dev/dvd
> dmesg | grep -i dvd
> If you inspect the output from that second command, it
> should (but may not) have a device name such as "hdd" or
> "sdb" or simmilar. EG, mine looks like:
>  dmesg | grep -i dvd
> [17179573.948000] hdd: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108, ATAPI
> CD/DVD-ROM drive [17179574.096000] hdd: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM
> DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2000kB Cache, UDMA(66)
> So my DVD drive is on hdd. If you have similar output and
> can see which device ID it has been given, please do the
> following as well. replace 'hdd' with the device name of
> your dvd drive.
> ls -la /dev/hdd 
> >>> Gui MSG Totem cannot playback maybe you do not have
> the >>> required permissions.
> >>> Gui MSG Totem cannot play maybe you need libdvdcss2 or
> >>> download extra plugins
> >>>
> >>> Terminal part msg after doing  "totem dvd://" :
> >>> libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hda4 for reading
> >>> libdvdread: Device /dev/hda4 inaccessible, CSS
> >>> authentication not available.
> >>> libdvdread: Can't read name block Probably not a dvd
> rom >>> device
> >>> libdvdread: Unable to find map file
> '/home/john/.dvdnav/ >>> map'

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