[mythtv-users] automount dvd drive

Mike stuff at dustsmoke.com
Wed Jun 22 01:04:51 UTC 2005


>Perhaps it does, and I've just configured it wrong/badly.  But I can't
>seem to see where I would configure it to do that... but then again
>I've not checked for ages :) [This has been bugging me for a long
>time, I've just not properly looked into solving it! ]
well, with automount/autofs I guess you can set it like this.
/misc   /etc/auto.misc --timeout=60
Then you just wait 60 seconds and hit the eject button....

Anyways... I've uncovered everybodys little secret of how to do this 
correctly. (so not telling me didn't solve anything because I am just 
going to tell everybody anyways)

First make sure you have a symlink to your drive
Here is how you know (most likely if you drive has DVD in it)
dmesg | grep DVD
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

then change the group and the permissions, i use a cdrom group.
chgrp cdrom /dev/hdc
chmod g+rw /dev/hdc

then add yourself to the cdrom group
gpasswd -a loginname cdrom

Then you can get MythDVD working the way it should.


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