[olug] SuSE 9.3 DVD issues

jachurchill at cox.net jachurchill at cox.net
Sun Aug 21 06:40:39 UTC 2005

This may be a hardware question more so than Linux but here's my issue.

I have Dell Dimension running SuSE 9.3 (it has a DVD ROM drive that came with 
the PC).  I also have a PC that I built from scratch, also running SuSE 9.3 
(that one has a Sony DVD/CD-RW drive).  

My Dell is very picky about mounting DVDs.  Some work, some don't.  I can't 
manually mount them.  At least the command doesn't work.  SuSE 9.3 doesn't 
mount DVDs to the /media/dvd directory as indicated in the fstab file, it 
mounts them in a different folder in the /media directory.  So if I put in 
Office Space, it mounts it to /media/OFFICESPACE_4X3.

I have tried the DVDs that don't work in my Dell in my other PC and they all 
mount.  The custom built computer is a server and my Dell is my main PC.  I'd 
really rather not switch drives or PCs.  Can anyone think of any reason why 
this may be happening?  

The fstab files are the default in both installs and the DVD drive line is as 
follows for my Dell:

/dev/dvd             /media/dvd           subfs      
noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

and as follows for my custom built PC:

/dev/cdrecorder      /media/cdrecorder    subfs      
noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

No change other than the device reference.

Any and all ideas will be helpfull other than switch driver or dell sucks 
becuase I'm aware of both these options already.


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