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Re: [opensuse] Still trying to get DVD to work
  • From: Stevens <fred00sandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 22:13:09 -0600
  • Message-id: <200701282213.09223.fred00sandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 28 January 2007 15:53, steve reilly wrote:
> > > Yast knows
> > > when the distro DVD is loaded, but that's it. I have fought with
> > > this problem since I installed 10.2 on 7Jan07 and it is to the point
> > > that if I cannot resolve the issue, I am kissing Suse goodbye, as
> > > the system is almost worthless to me if I cannot use the cd/dvd
> > > drive.
>
> who owns the drive?

Are you speaking of /dev/hdc (my dvd player)? If so, the same user that
owns all /dev : root, of course

> who are you signed in as when trying to access the drive?

It doesn't matter. It doesn't work in root or any user.
>
> at some point drive permissions must have been changed, maybe have
> been changed to root only read? the default is set to let everyone
> read and see the drive.
>
> this would explain why only yast sees it, you have to sign in as root to
> use yast.

The problem is bigger than that.
>
> why dont you change the drive back to let everyone read it?
>
> sign in as root, open konqueror, find the drive, right click, choose
> properties, its obvious how to change from there. good luck.
>
> only idea I have.

I think it has to do with ivman but I can't find much info on it.
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