Well done Douglas

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Sep 2 19:35:09 BST 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> No, they _must_ have scd0 (at least if they have a CD/DVD, without
>> which they wouldn't get much from kaffeine, anyway!), but they very
>> well may not have /dev/dvd1 (you should only have /dev/dvd1 if you have
>> multiple DVDs)
> I'm not sure what you want to say here but I just checked my Kaffeine
> (Xine engine) parameters. They are /dev/cdrom for audio CDs and /dev/dvd
> for DVDs.

Right.  I was replying to:

> I just tested setting them all do /dev/dvd1 and it works to as I
> expected. Perhaps this is better advice for the masses because they
> might not have scd0?

Doug has it backwards.  _All_ systems should have /dev/scd0, but _may_ not
have /dev/dvd1.

> So I think the reason is more likely that if there are multiple CD/DVD
> drives there is no symlink /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd but only /dev/cdrom1
> and /dev/dvd1. 

I think the intent was that multiple drives would be numbered 0-n or maybe
1-n, but the first should still also be "dvd" or "cdrom".  But afaict,
neither Douglas nor Rod actually has multiple drives.  After all, if you
have multiple physical devices, you already know you're likely to have to
tell the system which one to use, but if you only have one, everythin
should be able to find it.

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