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HOW DO I GET MY DVD DRIVE WORKING??? Just recently got an IBM NetVista refurbished computer and it's pretty nice. I have Slackware 11 going on it nicely. I installed ...
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    adding DVD drive please help!


    HOW DO I GET MY DVD DRIVE WORKING???

    Just recently got an IBM NetVista refurbished computer and it's pretty nice. I have Slackware 11 going on it nicely. I installed the codecs for xine, my video card, did some other misc. things to to get it hooked up.

    Well my problem is that it came with a CD drive on top and the guy at the computer store added a DVD RW drive under it. Slackware reads the top CD Drive great. My computer can read the DVD drive because that's what I used to install Slackware in the first place. If I go into system and want to look at the files that a audio CD contains, I can't . It can however play audio cd's.

    the DVD drive doesn't even show up in the system folder but I know it should be working, it works in other distro's.

    The DVD Writer is a LITEON 18x. It seems like it might be recognized when linux first boots I'm really not sure. I just need help on this one.


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    this is what slack seems to do by default do this (as root)

    "mkdir /mnt/cdrom2" (this creates a mount point for the second device)
    now type
    "dmesg | grep CD" (this should output all the recognised cd/dvd devices on your system)
    now type in
    "pico /etc/fstab"
    you should get an output in your terminal like this
    PHP Code:
    /dev/sda5        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
    /dev/sda2        /mnt/WinXP       ntfs        owner,ro,umask=000,gid=000         1   1
    /dev/sda6        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
    /dev/sda7        /home            reiserfs    defaults         1   2
    /dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        users,noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/sdb1         /mnt/flash       auto        users,noauto,owner     0   0
    devpts           
    /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
    proc             
    /proc            proc        defaults         0   0 
    now edit it to look like this

    PHP Code:
    /dev/sda5        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
    /dev/sda2        /mnt/WinXP       ntfs        owner,ro,umask=000,gid=000         1   1
    /dev/sda6        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
    /dev/sda7        /home            reiserfs    defaults         1   2
    /dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        users,noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/hdd        /mnt/cdrom2       auto        users,noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/sdb1         /mnt/flash       auto        users,noauto,owner     0   0
    devpts           
    /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
    proc             
    /proc            proc        defaults         0   0 
    and that should do it

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    Thats assuming his device will be /dev/hdd

    If you for a start, actually fit the drive to your computer and boot up slack, you might find UDEV has given it a device node of "/dev/dvd" already. You can use this in your /etc/fstab entry too.

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    Thanks!

    K, I added this line...

    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto users,noauto,owner,ro 0 0

    and now my drive works how I want it to.

    I also changed...

    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0


    to

    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto users,noauto,owner,ro 0 0

    and now the users can see files on audio cd's and stuff.

    Cool, thanks

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    ahh..

    One more problem..

    k, I installed libdvdcss and to the best of my knowledge it installed successfully, but I still can't play DVD movies?!

    Not sure what to do. Once I get that set Slackware will be running awesome.

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    scratch that... everything was working right i just had to point xine to my dvd drive. stupid me.

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