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bigal1932flying
December 1st, 2008, 03:11 AM
(Not Relevant)I am receiving messages from gxine regarding my drives:
FAILED-could not access cdrom /dev/cdrom
Either create a symbolic link /dev/cdrom pointing to your cdrom device or set your cdrom device in the prederences dialog.
FAILED- could not access dvdrom:/dev/dvd
Either create a symbolic link /dev/dvd pointing to your cdrom device or set your cdrom device in the preferences dialog.
In the check for DMA mode on DVD drive:
FAILED - could not read stats for /dev/dvd if you are using the ide-cd module ensure that you have the following entry in /etc/modules. conf:
options ide-cd dma=1
reload ide-cd module
otherwise run hdparm-d/ on your dvd device.
What does all this mean? Can anyone PLEASE help?
Output of "cat /etc/fstab":
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=017a9443-bc48-4ccc-9928-0857397f300d / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=066888db-b3eb-419c-95fd-46388d4e84c2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

Ocxic
December 1st, 2008, 03:40 AM
post the output of "cat /etc/fstab"

this just means gxine cannot get access to those drives. you'll either need to assign the proper drive paths in gxine preferences or create the links as required.

Ocxic
December 2nd, 2008, 08:18 PM
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

These are your cd-rom drives you'll need to figure out which is your CD and which is DVD drive then create links for gxine to use:

"sudo ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom"
"sudo ln -s /dev/scd1 /dev/dvd"

The above commands would be assuming that scd0 is your cdrom and scd1 is your DVD drive if I'm wrong just switch the drive numbers around.

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bigal1932flying
December 3rd, 2008, 03:08 AM
Have tried both commands and both times received reply "File exists".
By the way both of my drives are DVD drives.

bigal1932flying
January 15th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Thought my Master DVD Drive might be playing so replaced it with a CD Drive.
Now the CD Drive will play Audio Disks but DVD's will not play in DVD Drive.
VLC returns the message:
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disk "/dev/scd1".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/scd1'. Check the log for details.

mc4man
January 15th, 2009, 05:31 AM
Run this and post (have a dvd in the drive


sudo lshw -C disk

Artemis3
January 15th, 2009, 05:42 AM
Try /dev/cdrom2, this is a Debian heritage ^_^'

bigal1932flying
January 16th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Tried "sudo lshw -C disk" received this response:
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST380215A
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 3.AA
serial: 5QZ5FMZ7
size: 74GiB (80GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0003b348
*-cdrom:0
description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
product: CD-Writer+ 9500b
vendor: HP
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.06
serial: [HP CD-Writer+ 9500b1.06KRBF071
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-cdrom:1
description: SCSI CD-ROM
product: DRW-1814BL
vendor: ASUS
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/cdrw1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/dvdrw1
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: 1.10
capabilities: removable audio
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1

bigal1932flying
January 24th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Have installed 8.04 on another hard drive. Dvd's just work no problem.
Why the hell doesn't this happen in 8.10?

mc4man
January 24th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Out of curiosity run the sudo lshw -C disk again on your 8.04 install and compare to posted one

From previous post


*-cdrom:0
description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
product: CD-Writer+ 9500b
vendor: HP
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.06
serial: [HP CD-Writer+ 9500b1.06KRBF071
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc

I don't believe that drive is a dvd drive, (if it isn't it shouldn't have had /dev/dvd links

The asus, who knows ...?

bigal1932flying
January 25th, 2009, 03:39 AM
The HP Drive is the CD Drive I fitted after problems with the original DVD Drive. The ASUS Drive is definitely a DVD Drive.
Sorry but when I tried the "sudo lshw -C disk" in Hardy I forgot to put a DVD in the Drive.
Howevever the output was:
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST340014A
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 3.04
serial: 3JX0PFWA
size: 37GiB (40GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0009919b
*-cdrom:0
description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
product: CD-Writer+ 9500b
vendor: HP
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.06
serial: [HP CD-Writer+ 9500b1.06KRBF071
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
*-cdrom:1
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DRW-1814BL
vendor: ASUS
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: 1.10
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
The obvious differences are as mentioned namely that the HP Drive is not a DVD Drive.
Should I attempt some fix or fit another DVD Drive which I have been considering and can easily do.
Thanks.

bigal1932flying
February 3rd, 2009, 02:57 AM
Tried putting a DVD in the DVD Drive in xubuntu and received this message:
Failed to mount "DVD-ROM Disc"
mount: block device /dev/scd1 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/scd1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so.

Is this any help in solving this problem?

bigal1932flying
February 13th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Took the plunge and fitted a new DVD Drive. When I put a DVD in it comes up with the message "Cannot mount volume. Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume"
Output from the command "sudo lshw -C disk" for the two DVD Drives is now:
*-cdrom:0
description: DVD-RAM writer
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
capabilities: audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: status=ready
*-cdrom:1
description: SCSI CD-ROM
product: DRW-1814BL
vendor: ASUS
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/cdrw1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/dvdrw1
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: 1.10
capabilities: removable audio
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
Any ideas what I should do next?

bigal1932flying
May 3rd, 2009, 01:43 AM
A recent upgrade to Jaunty seems to have fixed my DVD Drive problems.