[ubuntu-uk] mythtv

Tony Travis a.travis at abdn.ac.uk
Wed May 27 20:24:40 BST 2009

norman wrote:
>>>> what happens if you try to PLAY a DVD?
>>> It plays, no problem.
>> Surely then the device must exist?
> On the face of it you must be correct. I have been reading to find a
> solution and opened a terminal and tried ls -l /dev/dvd. There was no
> response so I tried with /dev/dvd1 with the following result:-
> norman at gruber:~$ ls -l /dev/dvd1
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2009-05-25 16:31 /dev/dvd1 -> scd0
> norman at gruber:~$
> Is this any help to sorting things out. I use the terminal from time to
> time but I am never sure what things mean but I am learning.

Hello, Norman.

You might find an answer to your question in:


This keeps track of the CD/DVD drives that have been detected on your 
system: If you upgrade your CD/DVD drive, or connect it differently, the 
"udev" system will then create a symbolic link for the new drive when it 
is detected and add it to the file. I suspect that your /dev/dvd1 was 
created automatically by "udev" after one of your upgrades.


Dr. A.J.Travis, University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition
and Health, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9SB, Scotland, UK
tel +44(0)1224 712751, fax +44(0)1224 716687, http://www.rowett.ac.uk
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