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Saturday, March 15, 2003

Pondering the Imponderable

Beware the Ides of March! If your last name is "Caesar," I suggest hiding in your closet for the rest of the day. At the very least, it would be a good idea to avoid any Orange Julius.

On a (only slightly) more serious note, I've been listening to some Flamenco records lately. I really wish I could play guitar like that. Of course, after my accident with my right hand a couple of years ago, that's all but out. At least I can still enjoy listening to it and dreaming about what might have been . . .

Friday, March 14, 2003

DVDs and devfsd

Mandrake 9.0 uses devfsd to manage devices. That means that all the devices are set up dynamically after every boot. Most DVD-playing software looks for the DVD device at /dev/dvd. After a quick Google search, I determined what I had to add to my /etc/devfsd.conf file to make sure that a symbolic link was created from my CD-RW/DVD drive to /dev/dvd. Here's what I added:

# Create a /dev/dvd symlink
REGISTER        ^scd0$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL mksymlink $devname dvd
UNREGISTER      ^scd0$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL unlink dvd

Please note, this assumes that the DVD device is /dev/scd0. Check your /etc/fstab file to find out what the proper device name is for your system. For more information, check out man devfsd.conf.

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