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Hallah – freakin -lulliah. (I know its misspelled, but who gives a care!)


The answer went something like this: Turns out that all DVD Devices will pull a /dev/hdx device in all versions of Red Hat 7.3 and later. Turns out that only root has write access to that drive. (shows up with 700 permissions when you ls -l hd*). First, you have to grant all users permission to access and write to the drive. chmod 777 /dev/hdx will do that (x being the letter of your dvd drive device). That will get K3B working because now your common user account has read/write access to the dvd device. Kernel 2.6 and later doesn’t support scsi emulation any more. turns out that Linus didn’t approve of the round about way of getting IDE Write access turned on, so, in Kernel, Linus him self wrote the routines to write directly to IDE Devices.

So, what about applications that require a /dev/dvd device…. Make a Link (DUH – that’s so easy that we think “that’ll never work”) Yeah… make a link by typing ln -s /dev/dvd /dev/hdx where x is your device letter… who would have guessed it was that easy? sheesh… almost a week of pulling what little hair I have out and it was as easy as creating a link. Man. that roasts my buns!

But, I don’t care. I got it working!! WAHOO. And those snobs at fedoraforum.org didn’t even pay my post 2 cents. That’s why I am creating posts for www.donewithwindows.com!

That’s tonight’s post. MOre to come, I am sure, but I wanted to share with y’all the fix! whew. I’m glad that’s over. Now, to get Video Vegas 4 and DVD Architect to work on linux 🙂