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jdoerring
10th August 2006, 06:58 PM
I've freshly installed Fedora Core 5 and followed the directions on www.fedorafaq.org to update my totem to totem-xine. When I put in a normal store-bought DVD it places a DVD-ROM Disc icon on my desktop that opens with nautilus CD/DVD Creator. It's like it thinks it's a blank DVD.

Here's the strange thing... if I take the DVD out and put in a music CD, it opens with totem and starts playing the music. If I eject the CD and close totem and reinsert the DVD, it places an icon on the desktop with the name of the movie. Also, totem launches and begins playing the movie. From here on, DVD's will continue to work until I reboot the machine.

Has anyone else had this issue? I suppose I could live with putting in a CD before I try using DVD's but it's a bit of a pain.

Please help!

Thanks

Seve
10th August 2006, 08:07 PM
Hello:
Dunno, for sure however, it may be tthat you need to install some more codecs ?
The instructions and where to get them are here: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html#Xine
Also, check the output of:

$ rpm -aq | grep dvd
dvd+rw-tools-5.21.4.10.8-6.2.1
libdvdread-0.9.5-2.fc5
gstreamer08-plugins-extra-dvd-0.8.8-3.fc5
libdvdcss-1.2.9-2.lvn5
libdvdnav-0.1.10-3.fc5
lsdvd-0.16-2.fc5

hth
Seve

jdoerring
11th August 2006, 12:41 AM
Just to be sure, I ran the software updater and updated everything and then I installed the codecs. After reboot the DVD still didn't work until I put a CD in first. Below are the results of the package query.

$ rpm -aq | grep dvd
libdvdnav-0.1.10-2.lvn5
libdvdread-0.9.4-4.lvn5
dvd+rw-tools-5.21.4.10.8-6.2.1
libdvdcss-1.2.9-2.lvn5

Seve
11th August 2006, 01:05 AM
Hello:
You may want to check your Systems/Preferences/Removable Drives and Media/Multimedia
and check which programs you have as defaults?
Seve

jdoerring
11th August 2006, 04:34 PM
Both audio and video discs are set to the following command:
totem %d

I have a Plextor PX-716A DVD RW. Maybe it's my DVD burner. I'll try swapping it for an older DVD R and see if it does the same thing.

Thanks for the ideas so far.

MarcoBert
12th August 2006, 06:20 AM
jdoerring: If my (limited) understanding is correct, you should have totem dvd:// in your video discs preferences

my dvd would not play but I think my problem is elsewhere

MarcoBert
12th August 2006, 06:29 AM
Hallo

After installation everything worked perfectly. CD, DVD, data CD-ROMs and data DVD-ROMs were automounted and autoplayed. I could not play movies though.

Then I went on configuring, namely installed eciadsl usb modem drive, then followed the Stanley notes, installed wine, updated, and so on, installed xine and totem-xine. No DVD plays, no CD either, no data CD/DVD is automounted :confused: it worked and it doesn't anymore and I have no clue what happened

I have done as you suggested:



$ rpm -aq | grep dvd
[...]

and I ONLY have

dvd+rw-tools-5.21.4.10.8-6.2.1

and nothing of the rest.

Should I install these packages? How?

Thank you for helping.

Best,

MarcoBert
12th August 2006, 06:58 AM
Now I have installed these packages and have nicely the same output as you

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -aq | grep dvd
dvd+rw-tools-5.21.4.10.8-6.2.1
libdvdcss-1.2.9-2.fc5.rf
libdvdnav-0.1.10-3.fc5
lsdvd-0.16-2.fc5
gstreamer08-plugins-extra-dvd-0.8.8-3.fc5
libdvdread-0.9.5-2.fc5

BUT I thik I have a problem with autofs AND/OR automount

I wonder where this comes from and I wonder how to solve it


[root@localhost ~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs status
Configured Mount Points:
------------------------
/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=60 /net program /etc/auto.net

Active Mount Points:
--------------------
/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=60 /net program /etc/auto.net

It seems like my CD/DVD R/RW do not exist anymore ???


[root@localhost ~]# ls -al /dev/hdc
ls: /dev/hdc: No such file or directory

I am desperate!

Bye,

MarcoBert
12th August 2006, 07:00 AM
PS and


[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep hdd
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xa408-0xa40f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio

ONLY

BUT


[root@localhost ~]# ls -al /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Aug 12 05:57 /dev/dvd -> scd0

MarcoBert
12th August 2006, 07:20 AM
does this happen because in my /etc/fstab I have no cd nor dvd


/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0


???

Sorry if this is basic knowledge. I am RTFM indeed but I still do not understand everything

Bye

FPapiSalOC
14th August 2006, 12:08 AM
What kernel are you running?