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joec

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Does dmesg say i have a dvd player -- or not?
« on: February 14, 2008, 07:46:09 am »
Odd question i guess, but i loaded VL5.9 on a box that i thought had a DVD player -- a combo drive thingy. plays CDs fine but not DVDs. This is an excerpt from dmesg:

Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: WDC WD400BB-00JKC0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: ST38421A, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdd: LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5239V, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hdb: max request size: 128KiB
hdb: 16514064 sectors (8455 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=16383/16/63, UDMA(66)
hdb: cache flushes not supported
 hdb: hdb1
hdd: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 1536kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

M0E-lnx

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Re: Does dmesg say i have a dvd player -- or not?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 08:09:10 am »
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hdd: LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5239V, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Looks to me like you do...

How are you trying to play a DVD?


joec

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Re: Does dmesg say i have a dvd player -- or not?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 10:59:01 am »
Tried a number of ways to play it . put the DVD in the player and launch mplayer  - select DVD and get a message :

"No stream found to handle url dvd://1"

Tried xine too but the mouse bounces all over (something else going on there).

I tried a variety of edits to /etc/fstab  - changing the "#/dev/dvd ......" line to "/dev/hdd" or "/dev/dvd".  and set mount point to "/mnt/dvd". also tried  "/media/dvd". verified that those files exist.  There is a "/dev/hdd" there is not a "/dev/dvd" Did all that as root

Tried this with a DVD movie fron Netflix and with a DVD i got from a gift shop.


uelsk8s

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Re: Does dmesg say i have a dvd player -- or not?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 11:02:08 am »
it is not a dvd drive.
dmesg saying "ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive" is another way of saying you have an optical drive.
if you look up the model # on google you can see it is a  52x/32x/52 CDRW

HTH,
Uelsk8s

joec

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Re: Does dmesg say i have a dvd player -- or not?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 12:27:08 pm »
thank you