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dvddrive cant mount, cant play dvd

Postby kizito on Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:41 am

i have CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive but it has failed to mount dvd's whether video or data. but the drive can mount all manner of cd's i.e whether data or video or data. I have tried all in vain. No player opens the dvd when you put a dvd video in the drive. i have Vlc, totem, real player, mplayer, gnome player, rythm player
Am using linux mint 7
the computer is a toshiba tecra A2 laptop
RAM 481 MB
processor: Intel(R)Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
Drive vendor: Toshiba, model: DVD-ROM SD-R2512
infact i have also configured /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules based on the directions on site http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=4
to no avail

here are some things which may be relevant
# mplayer dvd://
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.3 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz (Family: 6, Model: 13, Stepping: 6)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing dvd://.
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd
No stream found to handle url dvd://

$ apt search libdvdcss
v libdvdcss -
i libdvdcss-dev - Simple foundation for reading DVDs - devel
i libdvdcss2 - Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runti

$ locate libdvdcss
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.a
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.la
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.so
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.so.2
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.so.2.1.0
/usr/lib/pkgconfig/libdvdcss.pc
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-dev
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-dev/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-dev/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-dev/copyright
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/NEWS.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/README
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/copyright
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss-dev.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss-dev.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.shlibs

# ls -l /dev/d*
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 14, 3 2009-12-03 05:52 /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2009-12-03 08:52 /dev/dvd -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2009-12-03 08:52 /dev/dvd1 -> sr0

/dev/disk:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 320 2009-12-03 05:52 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 220 2009-12-03 08:52 by-path
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2009-12-03 08:52 by-uuid

I even made a symbolic link using
'sudo ln -s /dev/dvd1 /dev/dvd' and it returned
'ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/dvd': File exists'

# cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=9b603763-a7ca-4706-beaa-57b3ccfa62eb / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=82d8e0fe-6094-4df2-b435-f5eb38c622b9 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
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Re: dvddrive cant mount, cant play dvd

Postby DrHu on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:12 am

kizito wrote:I even made a symbolic link using
'sudo ln -s /dev/dvd1 /dev/dvd' and it returned 'ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/dvd': File exists'
Status of dvd device

In terminal, check
    ls -l /dev/dvd
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2009-12-03 03:06 /dev/dvd -> sr0
My /etc/fstab file for cdrom/dvd device..
Code: Select all
/dev/scd0   /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0 
    I don't know what the purpose of dvd and dvd1 was!
    --it is not the default install that sets up the cd/dvd (writer) device

My copy of your command line..
Code: Select all
ls -l /dev/d*
crw-rw----  1 root audio 14, 9 2009-12-03 03:06 /dev/dmmidi
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 14, 3 2009-12-03 03:06 /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 2009-12-03 03:06 /dev/dvd -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 2009-12-03 03:06 /dev/dvdrw -> sr0   



http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ost5014367
Post 1..
    When I upgraded from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 my DVD burner device name changed from /dev/dvdrw to /dev/dvdrw1.

    It's not really hampering me, I'm just curious why this might have happened and how to change it back (so that I don't have to specifically tell programs what my DVD burner is called).
    Also in these links dealing with that issue, having to tell programs which is the dvd device..
    When you try to playback most apps default to /dev/dvd and can't find the device which is now at /dev/dvd1
    Note: the scsi method is how things are done now, whether the drive is sata or ide is irrelevant.
If you didn't have that problem as listed in Ubuntu, following their instructions wouldn't have related to your problem (issues)..
--what was your original problem, before you started changing entries to fixup ()the problem ?
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Re: dvddrive cant mount, cant play dvd

Postby kizito on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:31 am

before i installed linux mint, i had installed ubuntu 9.04 and it also had the same problem. i removed ubuntu and installed linux mint 7 but it is the same problem. this problem with the dvd has been there since the moment i installed a linux based operating system

ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2009-12-04 22:17 /dev/dvd -> sr0
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