Re: [Solved... but I still wonder what happened] DVD doesn't play

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On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 3:28 AM, François Patte <[email protected]> wrote:
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Le 25/03/2010 06:39, Marcel Rieux a écrit :
> Since nobody seemed to report a problem playing DVDs, I decided to check
> my settings.
>
> Smplayer and Gmplayer were both set to play DVDs from /dev/dvd
>
> I checked and there was no /dev/dvd. So, I did:
>
> ls -l /dev/dvd*
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2010-03-24 12:52 /dev/dvd1 -> sr0
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2010-03-24 12:52 /dev/dvdrw1 -> sr0

Is it still there after reboot?

Absolutely. Since I have no access to BIOS settings to put the computer to sleep, I reboot every day. And there's not a trace of /dev/dvd , only /dev/dvd1 and /dev/dvdrw1, which are both links to /dev/sr0.

When you don't have problems, it's not the kind of settings you check closely but, since my dvd players were pointing to /dev/dvd, I would think this is the normal setting.

I believe the devices are created at boot time, no? And I even have no idea how I could prevent /dev/dvd form being created.

Fedora version?

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