I still need help!! Re: Can't play DVD

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 15:29:33 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> Knapp wrote:
>> I still don't know how to fix this problem!! Anyone?
> I just read your original thread again. It seems like there is no device
> "/dev/dvd" which may be missing because your old dvd player was assigned
> to that device. Now your new dvd player is probably "/dev/dvd1" and the
> programs don't look there. But I have no idea why it works after startup
> with the dvd in the drive.
> Now let's see: What is the output of
> ls -l /dev/scd* /dev/dvd*

douglas at frog:~/Documents/MMORPG/Python/GroupSpaceAdventure/Client$ ls
-l /dev/scd* /dev/dvd*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      4 2009-05-29 09:25 /dev/dvd1 -> scd0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      4 2009-05-29 09:25 /dev/dvdrw1 -> scd0
brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 2009-05-29 09:25 /dev/scd0

As I said before they all point to scd0. If I go into the viewer and
change the setting to scd0 it works. What I want to know is why all
the views have the wrong setting now and where they got it from.

> in a terminal? Make sure that the xine parameters of kaffeine point to
> the appropriate device which you should see with the command above.
> However I can't tell you what to do with Gnome.
> BTW: The assignment for the dvd device is done in the file
> "/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules". You can safely remove the
> entries for your old and new drive, they will be rewritten on the next
> bootup.
> Nils

If you remember my computer was one of the ones that hand that first
problem with the cd.rules. We deleted it, rebooted and all was well. I
am not sure what is up now but maybe it is somehow related? The same
error but at an even lower level?

Also said before but to say it again. I already deleted that and
rebooted. Problem is still there.
For some reason all the players are trying to play hda. How do they get that?

I thought I would send a copy of cd.rules file also but oddly it is
not there at all. It did not regenerate. ?? Why would that be?

Thanks for the help.

My renamed backup.

$ more /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cdBackupNew.rules
# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_cd_rules
# program, probably run by the cd-aliases-generator.rules rules file.
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single line
# and set the $GENERATED variable.

# CDDVDW_SH-S182D (pci-0000:00:04.0-scsi-0:0:0:0)
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.0-scsi-0:0:0:0",
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.0-scsi-0:0:0:0",
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.0-scsi-0:0:0:0",
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.0-scsi-0:0:0:0",
# DVDRAM_GH22NS40 (pci-0000:00:05.2-scsi-1:0:0:0)
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:05.2-scsi-1:0:0:0",
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:05.2-scsi-1:0:0:0",
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:05.2-scsi-1:0:0:0",
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:05.2-scsi-1:0:0:0",

Douglas E Knapp

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