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here's a baffler, i can play dvd movies easily in suse 10 oss via xine. when it comes to loading data dvd's i cannot access them,even from the command line. ...
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    Linux Enthusiast deltaflyer's Avatar
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    unable to read normal data dvd's


    here's a baffler, i can play dvd movies easily in suse 10 oss via xine. when it comes to loading data dvd's i cannot access them,even from the command line. i've gone through various settings, including in groups for cd/dvd. i can burn data dvd's & the burn completes with no errors, but i still cannot access them. even data cd's from magazines don't work

    anybody got any ideas??

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    Just to cover the obvious, are you making sure to mount these DVDs before you try and read them?
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    sorry for delay in replying techiemoe

    yep, tried that even from cli,just says already mounted, so tried unmounting & remounting. damn, just tried again, says no entry in fstab or mtab ???

    checked fstab,dvd writer listed,cdwriter listed
    checked mtab dvd not listed,cdwriter not listed

    tried adding to mtab,saved, tried again after re-boot,still no joy

    same error,not in fstab or mtab ???
    looked in fstab both listed looked in mtab not listed.

    try again, still same problem after no reboot,seems entries are being erased from mtab
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    It shouldn't matter if "dvd" is explicitly listed in your fstab. Can you post your /etc/fstab?
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    here's my fstab


    /dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
    /dev/hdb1 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
    /dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
    /dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocha rset=utf8 0 0
    /dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocha rset=utf8 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
    none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0
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    no worries folks, resolved to do a format & re-install. only thing i haven't tried
    good job i keep /home separate
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    i have dvd burners on 2 of my pc's but one just has a dvd reader. the dvd reader won't read the burned dvd's it will play the commercial movies. i finally figured it was just the dvd format of the burned dvd's was incompatible with my hardware it didn't work in linux or windows. no matter what speed i write them it it won't read burned dvd's. maybe you're having a similar problem.
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