[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu DVD setup for mytharchive use

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Aug 3 14:38:16 UTC 2007

William Munson wrote:
> Jeff Campbell wrote:
>> Thanks Mario,
>>  The dev directory contains several items /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrom1, 
>> /dev/cdrw1, /dev/dvd, and I think /dev/dvd1. So figuring out which one 
>> to use is confusing because both the cdrom drive and dvd drive are not 
>> being recognized.
>>  I have found some information that I might need to make changes to 
>> the ?etc/fstab file and then I have seen some postings saying you need 
>> to unhide the drive in the ?media directory. What are your thoughts?
>> thanks again,
>> Jeff
> Here is a way to find out what your dvd is mapped to. Use the eject 
> command.  eject with no command line options will open the drive door on 
> your default drive. If that works, then use eject -d to print the 
> default device and you will know what its mapped to. If the plain eject 
> command does not work then use eject <device> to figure out which one 
> work. There are several other options that will help if you are still stuck.
> PS - If you are still having problems, post what version of linux you 
> are running so we can point you to release specific info.

Why not just try:

ls -l /dev/dvd*

Should tell you what's going on with your DVD drives, even multiple ones.


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