Can't play DVDs with packman Xine and libdvdcss installed

I don’t know if this is a part of this bug ( basically incorrect ACLs for devices, but I can’t get my dvd driver to play in KDE. I have updated my Xine to the one from packman and installed libdvdcss from VLC repo. I also added myself to the cdrom group, was already a part of video, but after logging out and back in no change. Dragon Player just says that there is not media present when I tell it to play the DVD, and Kaffeine from KDE 3 says that there is no device called /dev/dvd on my system, any help?

Also add yourself to group “disk” … There are more work arounds listed here which may or may not be necessary. Solved : K3b Problem with Normal User on openSUSE 11.1 | Spirit of Change

What does ll /dev/sr0 report? Mine for reference:

dean@linux:~> ll /dev/sr0
brw-rw----+ 1 root disk 11, 0 2009-01-04 20:43 /dev/sr0

As you can see, group disk is assigned. Some users have reassigned the dvd drive via custom udev rule to cdrom group as outlined here:

Here is my output of ll /dev/sr0:

vendion@Big-O:~> ll /dev/sr0
brw-rw----+ 1 root disk 11, 0 2009-01-02 18:12 /dev/sr0

Will post back if added myself to the disk group helps

The disk group did the trick, DVD playback works thanks Oldcpu :wink:

The disk group is assigned by default, but some gurus (like ken_yap) have suggested this could be bad practice because of the low-level access it gives to all disks, and instead you should set up a ‘cdrom’ group. But it works for most… :slight_smile: