[CentOS] DVD rom questions

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Thu Mar 1 18:49:44 UTC 2007

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On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:56:48AM -0500, Steve Campbell wrote:
> I mounted the device though the X window just to see how it might mount, 
> and find that it mounts /dev/cdrom1 on /mnt/cdrom1, regardless of what type 
> media is in the drive. Does this sound proper? Should I mknod(?) something 
> for the /dev/dvd device and if so, what should be the parms?

Sounds about right. The name of the "pseudo device" (link) doesn't really
matter. You can call it /dev/ItsiBitsi and it will still work.

> I then tried to find a movie viewer on the machine, and only found mplayer. 
> I couldn't get it to work properly due to the configuration options (not a 
> very powerful machine). What does anyone use for a DVD viewer?

The "easiest" to use would be Xine, I suppose. It should be avaliable
on RPMforge (or directly on dag's repository, see dag.wieers.com/packages).

> And lastly, what are recommendations for implementing the lightscribe 
> functions that exist on the drive?

Have no idea what that is, sorry.


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Rodrigo Barbosa
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