[ubuntu-uk] mythtv

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed May 27 12:03:31 BST 2009

norman wrote:
> I have just tried to make a DVD recording for the first time in about a
> year and have hit a snag and I wonder if someone could give me a hint or
> two, please. The recording process gives up near the end with an error
> message saying it cannot find /dev/dvd and, on checking, there is no
> such directory. Further checking shows that when I first set up mythtv I
> set 'Location of DVD device' to /dev/dvd and had no problems.
> Since initially setting up mythtv I have upgraded several times and am
> running 8.10 on this PC at the moment.
> Norman
Try setting it to /dev/sr0 or /dev/scd0 and see if that works.  Sounds 
to me that you don't have a symbolic link from /dev/dvd to /dev/sr0 (or 
whatever the device name for your DVD writer is).


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