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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    I have now. Still no change, though.

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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    I followed all the instructions on the page referred by that link. Nothing has changed. The drive will not be found or mounted by Nautilus. pcmanfm will make the drive visible to everything everywhere, but none of the programs that are supposed to will recognize it as a movie. Even if I eject the disk then re-mount it, the resulting dialog will offer to open Movie Player or Banshee. When either of those programs opens, they act as though they were opened from the launcher or the terminal window. That is, they have no idea that they were opened with intent to play the DVD.
    Neither program "gets it" when I try to open or import the DVD, either.
    I guess for now, this is as close as I'm going to get.

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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    What format the movie on DVD is in? Have you installed VLC Media Player? I have not installed any restricted formats from Ubuntu, yet VLC plays them all except off course VCD. All DVD works out of the box.

    You haven't replied to:
    Does Ubuntu on your computer play other DVD? Or is this just one DVD we are trying to sort out?
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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    VLC and mplayer are good media players, and often have DVD playback abilities built in.

    Did you say that you have multiple DVD and/or optical drives? That could confuse some players if the drive you're trying to use isn't at the same device location as the player expects by default.

    What is the output of
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    mount

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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ffej2ffej View Post
    I burned a DVD. It works. I know it works. It works in the external USB drive I used to burn it. (using another OS) However, I start UBUNTU, either with the disk in the drive or not. Either with the drive plugged in or not. When the disk finishes spinning (indicating to me that it has discovered what it's got in there), UBUNTU does nothing.
    When I open Banshee Media Player, it gives me no indication that it even knows about the external drive.
    When I open Movie Player, the same thing.
    I then opened a terminal window and looked in /mnt, /media and several other folders. Needless to say I found nothing. Please help!!

    Do you have all your dvd codecs installed?

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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by killermist View Post
    VLC and mplayer are good media players, and often have DVD playback abilities built in.

    Did you say that you have multiple DVD and/or optical drives? That could confuse some players if the drive you're trying to use isn't at the same device location as the player expects by default.

    What is the output of
    Code:
    mount
    Here are the results of the mount command in terminal:

    /dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
    none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
    none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/jeff/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=jeff)

    I have no idea what any of this means nor do I think I should.

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    Re: Where is the DVD and why isn't LINUX finding it for me??!!

    Did you have a DVD in the drive when you ran mount? How many DVD drives to you have, and how are they connected? I.e., USB, SATA, etc.

    If you could provide answers to the questions asked of you in posts #13 and #14 it will help us help you.

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