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Hi all; I'm setting up Fedora 10 (i386) on a new laptop for my son. I enabled the rpmfusion repos and did a full update. Then I enabled the linva ...
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    cannot play DVD's in a Fedora 10 install (laptop)


    Hi all;

    I'm setting up Fedora 10 (i386) on a new laptop for my son.

    I enabled the rpmfusion repos and did a full update. Then I enabled the linva
    repo and installed libdvdcss, xine-lib-extras and dependancies

    I did a chmod 755 on /dev/dvd
    If we try and play a dvd we get this:


    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). (Error reading NAV packet.)

    I found that the /dev/dvd and /dev/cdrom symlinks had 777 permissions but the device they both pointed to (/dev/sr0 was read only for root). So I did this:


    1) I added a MODE="0660" to each line in
    /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules

    2) rebooted, checked perms of /dev/sr0 and I now have rw for all

    3) tried to play a dvd via kaffiene - same error:
    The source can't be read

    Maybe you don't have enought rights for this, or source doesn't
    contain data (e.g: no disc in drive). (Error reading from DVD)


    4) I tried multiple DVD's - same error, also tried the same DVD's in another
    laptop running Fedora 10 x86_64 - works fine

    5) checked dmesg output and I see this:
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 223
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 224
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 225
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 226
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 227
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 228
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 229
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 230
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 231
    Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 232
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2040
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1824
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1872
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1880
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1872
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2400
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2408
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2400
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2400
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2400
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2704
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2712
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2704
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2704
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2704
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 3624
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 3632
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 3624
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 3624
    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 3624



    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

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    Are you running gnome? If so, open application users-admin, click on his user and click properties, make sure under user privileges use CD-ROM drives is checked, this is the only thing I can think of

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