[CentOS] DVD rom questions

Thu Mar 1 15:56:48 UTC 2007
Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com>

I'm running CentOS 3 and have just installed a Liteon lightscribe DVD/CD 
unit. I firstly realized I didn't know exactly how to mount it, as /dev/dvd 
didn't exist, I didn't want to generate anything if it already existed, and 
I didn't want to mess up my cdrom unit that works just fine.

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?

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?

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

Any help is very graciously appreciated.

Steve Campbell
campbell at cnpapers.com
Charleston Newspapers