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431 can't find my DVD drive/burner
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Eastern Counties


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 15:14    Post subject:  431 can't find my DVD drive/burner  

I've recently switched to 431 from 412. I've set up my CD and DVD drives using the wizard. The drives are shown correctly in /etc/dvddevice and etc/cdromdevice, but neither Gxine, Mplayer or Pdvdrsab seem to connect with either of them. These are the same devices that worked fine in 412.

Any hints on how to make 431 see them?

Thanks

John
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diaeresis

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 15:18    Post subject:  

I realised that my drives could only be connected to if there was a disc in them. Which was a little confusing coming from windows. Have you tried accessing the drives with a disc in?
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 17:03    Post subject:  

Yes, I've tried with discs in - I don't seem to be able to play DVDs at all, for example.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 17:27    Post subject:  

Sounds like kernel incompatability..try one of the retro versions

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 04:31    Post subject:  

Thanks for the suggestion, Mike.

My current computer isn't very old, though, as somebody gave me a Dell Dimension 2400 which I assumed would be OK with the latest Puppy. Nonetheless, I've burned another version of Puppy and will try again. If not, I'll go back to 412

Interestingly, Burniso2cd works perfectly well in my Puppy431 - it recognises the burner drive without a problem.

John
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 04:54    Post subject:  

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It was recommended that i try this one as it had support for my wireless usb dongle.

curious.....the cd/dvd wizard simply puts symlinks into /dev so that programs such as gxine can use standard calls like /dev/dvd ...might be worth a look in there

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 17:07    Post subject:  

Yes, Mike, both the symlinks are there, so that's not the problem.

When I click on 'DVD' in Gxine (with a movie DVD in the drive!), it does seem to make an initial connection because I can hear the disc starting to spin. I then get an error box that says:

The xine engine failed to start.
No input plugin was found.
Maybe the file does not exist or cannot be accessed, or there is an error in the URL.


followed by

Read error from:

/dev/dvd

Similarly, with MPlayer, the disc starts to spin and the title in the MPlayer panel changes to Chapter 1, but then nothing else happens and if I move my mouse over 'Titles' or 'Chapters', both are greyed out and say 'none'.

I've tried this with more than one DVD.

Going back to your earlier suggestion about kernel incompatibility, how do I know which will work with my computer?

Thanks again

John
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 17:28    Post subject:  

Eastern Counties wrote:
Going back to your earlier suggestion about kernel incompatibility, how do I know which will work with my computer?
Simply by trying it on your machine.
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 18:35    Post subject:  

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Simply by trying it on your machine.


Thanks Beem.

So I'm going to get though a few CDs, then (I've found RWs don't seem to work).

John
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 18:43    Post subject:  

hmmm
gmplayer dvd:///dev/dvd
runs without menus...I have a problem with some new dvd menus not working and the result is they will not play otherwise seems a bug in a dvd library. Do avis/mpg play ok?
Could be bad burn..use slow speed...

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 05:51    Post subject:  

Thanks for sticking with this Mike.

Well avi,mpg, flv,mov and vob files all play fine. A single click in Rox opens each in Mplayer.

I typed gmplayer in a terminal and it gave me the Mplayer window. and then I got this message:

# gmplayer
MPlayer 1.0rc2-3.4.4 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 9)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: Connection refused
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.


when I clicked on 'DVD> OPen disc' in the Mplayer window, I got:

Playing dvd://1.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access
libdvdnav:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnav:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!
No stream found to handle url dvd://1


but I've no idea what that means!

Again, I tried with a number of DVDs

Thanks again

John
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 06:22    Post subject:  

If it makes it any clearer .....

a) the same DVDs play fine in Puppy 412, so its a not a fault with the actual DVDs
b) music CDs are OK in Puppy 431, so its only a DVD drive problem

Can I copy something over from 412 to 431?

Incidentally, I tried Lighthouse Pup 443a and the problem is the same as in 431.

John
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 09:25    Post subject:  

... and the DVD plays fine in Puppy 421 as well.....
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 10:01    Post subject:  

Quote:
libdvdnav:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnav:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed

(should be iso0990 not UDF as it happens)
google suggests there's a problem with libdvdnav and or libdvdread or libdvdcss or they are absent...more info about buggy mplayer compiles but gxine in your case is the same (and would be affected too).

Now you could grab these libs from 4.21 or perhaps there's a version conflict with them and glibc....indeed if you installed mplayer then they may have been changed....if frugal the originals are in /initrd/pup_ro2.

Another points is are you mounting the dvd before player..there should be no need but it could affect things

Hope there some clues there

regards

mike
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 18:10    Post subject:  

Thanks again for your help, MIke.

I started a brand new 431 and Gxine still had the same problem. I've got rather a lot on at the moment and so am going back to my earlier Puppy for now. May try again later.

Thanks

John
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