new dvd drive won't play dvds, but old one can

Mark Fraser kubuntu at
Thu Aug 14 13:55:28 UTC 2008

On Thursday 14 August 2008 04:10:33 Juan Kawada wrote:
> I just installed a new dvd drive (Asus DRW-2014L1T), and hooked it up
> alongside my older drive. problem is that when I put a dvd in the new dvd
> player and try and play it in Kaffeine I get an error that says:
>  *"This DVD Video is encrypted. To be able to watch it you will need to
> install libdvdcss by running from a console: sudo
> /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/ In some countries it is illegal to
> install the decryption software without permission from the video copyright
> holder."*
> I've installed libdvdcss already, I checked in Adept to make sure it was
> still installed.
> The dvd plays in my old drive.
> I've uninstalled and reinstalled libdvdcss, and it still plays in the old
> drive
> When I try regionset it says:
> *regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives
> ERROR: Could not open disc "(null)"!
> Please ensure there is a readable CD or DVD in the drive.*

Could it possibly be the old problem of the dev symlinks pointing to the wrong 

What does:

ls -l /dev | grep dvd
ls -l /dev | grep cdr


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