I am trying to run kscd to listen to a music cd. kscd claims that
there is no /dev/cdrom in my system. Should I create this device
myself? How should I do that?
PS KDE 1.0, Debian 2.0
>I am trying to run kscd to listen to a music cd. kscd claims that
>there is no /dev/cdrom in my system. Should I create this device
>myself? How should I do that?
>PS KDE 1.0, Debian 2.0
Create a link from the actual cdrom device to /dev/cdrom.
example: ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom.
An easy way to find out your actual cdrom device is to look in
the file /var/log/dmesg for a line similar to:
hdc: CD-ROM 48X/AKU, ATAPI CDROM drive
Hope this helps,
Doug Erbaugh life, n.:
to be you for a while.
The CD-ROM drive will on many systems be the third IDE disk,
the device driver would therefore be called `hdc'.
SCSI drives will be called `hd[a-p]' instead. There are also
some device driver for special drives such as the MITSUMI
## Let's say, it's the IDE, No. 3
$ ln -l /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom
Giving permission to read:
The CD-ROM howto (have a look at it!) recommends to change
the permissions of the CD-ROM device.
$ chmod 664 /dev/hdc
This, however, is not the cleanest way. It's much better to
let the CD-ROM device belong to a group (let's say `disk' as
it is called in the S.u.S.E. distribution by default) with
read and write permission for that group, and
add yourself to this group.
Melchior FRANZ http://unet.univie.ac.at/~a8603365
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My cdrom-drive is located as the first scsi disk, that's why I use
this. You should maybe use /dev/hdb, or other appropriate device.
ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom
Jens Kristian S?gaard,
KSCD says 'ejected' whenever I put a CD in.
How can I stop this?
10. Kscd crash