opensuse 11.1 / KDE 3.5.10
Three main questions are defined in the problem description below:
- Why My Computer would flag a DVD red and expect it to have less than 1.1Gb of data?
- Why can’t I access /media/disk-1?
- How can I get my fancy DVD desktop icon back?
So here’s the deal… I have a DVD with 4 videos created by a friend. No copyright issues to consider.
When I pop the disc into the DVD drive I get the standard popup asking me what I want to do and I can open with Kaffeine, plays fine. Audio CD’s play fine. K3b burns media with no problem (as long as I use slow speeds for burning) so the drive is “working” in the system.
But one of the vids I want transfered to my hdd.
Odd after all these years, but I guess I’ve never had a reason to want to try this from a DVD. Lot’s of music ripping but don’t futz with video much.
The only “desktop” icons I have are Trashcan and the My Computer icon. (links to other files, etc. but no other “system icons”)
My Computer shows me DVD under Disk Information.
The “bar” is in red color and says Total space is 1.1Gb with no freespace. Maybe that’s normal for a DVD as it is a 4Gb standard DVD-R disc… which causes me to wonder why KDE or whatever “creates” that info would expect a DVD to have less… gotta be something I’m not understanding about that…
But the main problem is that if I try to access the DVD from the icon on the My Computer screen, it tries to open in Konqueror on media:/sr0 but flags this error: Access denied to /media/disk-1.
I’m only vaguely aware of the link between the /sr0 label and the /media/disk-1 path. Of course navigating directly to /media/disk-1 gets the same response. Access denied.
Also KDiskFree shows the disc but I still can’t access.
I’m far from expert, but I did think to look for permissions. The owner is my username but the “Group” setting reads 4294967295 instead of “users”. ? Sounds oddly “phonelike” but there seems to not be 429 area code in the US…
Permissions are dr–r–r-- on the /disk-1 folder.
/media folder is open drwxrwxrws with the Group set to users.
I could logon as root and change the permissions problably but I believe that the /disk-1 path is created “on the fly” only when a disc is inserted and disappears upon unmounting and ejecting the disc. So changing the permissions as root would be pointless.
Thinking maybe of the fstab file. I don’t see anything in there about a cdrom or DVD at all. Maybe that’s the problem? Again, only vaguely aware of it’s role in the system or how to manipulate. I copy/paste into it to accomplish what I’ve done in the past. I google and do. I don’t understand what each setting means. The method works but leaves a lot to be desired. In any case here’s the fstab:
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_91296D6_A602TCXC-part2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_91296D6_A602TCXC-part1 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_STM31000340AS_9QJ0QWTY-part1 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
Appreciate any enlightening info as to why I cannot access the DVD raw and drag a video off the disc onto the hdd.
Also if there is anything out of character about the fstab file, please feel free to comment.
Ultimately I would also like to have an Icon on the desktop that reads DVD and changes color to indicate the DVD is mounted or not-mounted. And I could access the drive directly. I seem to recall that in an older SuSE8 or 9 version we had an icon on the desktop like that… anyone remember that? How can I achieve that again?
Thanks to all for any help on this.