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Hi, I'm having some trouble getting a DVD to play. I've got libdvdcss installed and am trying ogle and xine (via Kaffeine). With ogle I'm getting the following error: libdvdread: ...
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    Can't play a freakin' DVD


    Hi,
    I'm having some trouble getting a DVD to play. I've got libdvdcss installed and am trying ogle and xine (via Kaffeine). With ogle I'm getting the following error:

    libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.8 for DVD access
    libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.
    libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
    ERROR[ogle_nav]: faild to open/read the DVD
    callbacks.on_opendvd_activate(): DVDSetDVDRoot: Root not set
    Note[ogle_gui]: GetDiscID failed
    msg close FIX


    with Kaffeine I'm getting:

    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/dvd)

    They're both clearly having trouble reading the DVD. But I can't figure out why. It reads and burns CDs fine. I don't have a data DVD handy to check that but I will when I find one.

    Is it permissions? Do I need to mount something somehow? Any help would be handy.

    I'm using a Dell Inspiron 8200. The DVD drive is a CD-RW/DVD combo built-in. SuSE 9.2

    Thanks.
    Sean
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    create a symlink form /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom,
    or change /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom in your viewers configuration.

    change the group of /dev/cdrom to 'users'
    add yourself to the group 'users'
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    No luck there. Any other thoughts?
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    Try chmod 755 /dev/dvd (I think 755 is root all, r/w everyone else).

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdodd13
    Try chmod 755 /dev/dvd (I think 755 is root all, r/w everyone else).
    1=execute
    2=write
    4=read

    An you can add these in any order to create the desired permission. Therefore 5 =4+1 => Read and Execute (no read)

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    Sorry it should be 766 then :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdodd13
    Sorry it should be 766 then :P
    tried it but nothing. Not sure why I'd need to write to the DVD anyway. It's set to 755 as default.
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    I had 9.2 and now 9.3 on my Thinkpad T40 that has a DVDRom, I'm getting a CD-RW/DVDRom combo drive this Friday, I'll let you know if I experience any problems getting Xine or Kaffeine to play DVD's. If I do and can get it fixed I'll let you know what steps have to be taken or I may join you scratching my head.

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    Use mplayer, it makes anything play I have chucked at it yet and when installing it will point you to the other required packages which are very few. I have had little luck with other players and mplayer has beaten them all. Run it from command line with "mplayer" and get the frontend with "gmplayer".

    http://www.mplayerhq.hu

    If you have SUSE or can accept RPMs get these 3 packages:
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=128 (install after other 2)
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=017
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=046
    The biggest security threat is the user.

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    Chmodding the symlink will hardly help. Instead, you'll need to figure out what device it actually points to. pajamabama, can you please post back the output of the following commands?
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom
    ls -Ll /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom
    egrep 'cdrom|dvd' /etc/security/console.perms
    ls /var/run/console
    ls /proc/ide
    grep ide /proc/modules
    dd if=/dev/dvd of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1
    Also, try running the following command as root (the above commands do not need to be run as root) and see if it makes it work:
    Code:
    pam_console_apply
    By the way, the normal permissions for the DVD reader device is normally either 600 or 640.

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