Is there a DVD Drive region issue in Linux?
When I travel and use my laptop quite often one issue I came across in Windows was having to change the region code for my DVD drive. Apparently you can only change it five time after which it becomes locked. That seems rather a restriction of my rights to use my laptop and legal CD's in more than one continent but I wont get going on that now!
For now I'm wondering if the same issue exists within Linux? If it does is there any way of getting around it? E.G someone once said they thought that (in windows at least) it was possible to contact the manufacturer of the DVD drive and override the lock after five changes. I dont know if this is true or not. However, I am curious if the same issues and possible solutions exist when using linux?
For now I've just hit the fifth change and is now locked to region 2, EU, which is where I am right now. Its not an issue today but will eventually need to be changed.