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Re: DVD on Fedora

On October 7, 2004 3:27 pm, David Mamanakis wrote:
> I have spent the better part of 2 days looking for a viable DVD player for
> Fedora...

Everyone here had the same advice, and I agree. The bad news: setting up yum 
is complicated for a newbie (speaking from experience) and hard to 
understand. The good news: once it's done, installing software for FC2 goes 
from being difficult to usually being ridiculously easy.

Seriously, read the www.fedorafaq.org blurb about setting up yum and invest 
the time. After that, run the command 'yum install <yourpackagenamehere>' and 
bam! no need to even visit a web site usually.

And, in answer to your question, I also went looking for a DVD player a few 
weeks ago and tried xine and liked it.

There is a step that no one has mentioned here yet that tripped me up though. 
My system had no idea where my DVD player was (it's the same as my CD 
player). I had to do this:

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

(which creates a symbolic link from /dev/cdrom to /dev/dvd so software looking 
for /dev/dvd knows that it's the same think as my /dev/cdrom.) Just in case 
you run into the same problem...

Trevor Smith // trevor haligonian com

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