copying DVD material :: somewhat OT.
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Sat Dec 8 23:40:03 PST 2007
On Sat, 08 Dec 2007 14:18:25 -0700
Predrag Punosevac <punosevac at math.arizona.edu> wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Folks,
> > IFF k3b works, and I think it might, I'll put up a howto
> > on my bsd virtual site. Make this domain more useful.
> > The help from this group has been outstanding, but getting things
> > CD and DVD actually working has been a study in persseverancce.
> I wrote K3b how to
> but you will need little bit of Serbian language to read it.
> Actually probably you could follow article even if you do not speak
> Serbian as the language is generic and there are only three important
> steps you need to do.
> Step 1 Editing your /boot/loader.conf file with
> since FreeBSD is using atapicam device to write DVD
> Step 2 Edit your /etc/devfs.conf with various permission. Most of those
> are needed for a work station anyway
> perm /dev/acd0 0666
> perm /dev/cd0 0666
I'm more comfortable with putting users in a group (operator, burner,
whatever) and setting perms to 660 .. but anyway ..
> # Commonly used by many ports
> link cd0 cdrom
> link cd0 dvd
> link cd0 rdvd
> link acd0 cdrom
> link acd0 dvd
> link acd0 rdvd
All good stuff, but just one point that Roland Smith picked up on in
another incarnation of this topic recently .. 'link' in devfs makes a
symlink in /dev, and you can't make two symlinks with the same name.
On my 5.5-S system I'd long had in devfs.conf:
link acd0 cdrom
link cd0 cdrom
but ls -l /dev/cdrom shows
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Nov 28 01:27 /dev/cdrom -> acd0
so it seems the first link is made and any subsequent silently ignored
(or at least, I haven't spotted any console messages complaining of it)
> # Misc other devices
> perm cdrom 0666
> perm dvd 0666
> perm rdvd 0666
> perm xpt0 0666
> perm pass0 0666
> Step 3 Edit your /etc/fstab file if you want to use K3b as a normal user
> since the disk has to be mounted on the mount point which belong to you
> [pedja@ /usr/home/Pedja]$ more /etc/fstab
> #These are my options
> /dev/cd0 /usr/home/Pedja/mnt/cdrom cd9660 rw, noauto 0 0
> /dev/acd0 /usr/home/Pedja/mnt/cdrom cd9660 rw, noauto 0 0
> You do not need HAL for things to work but is not going to heart.
> Also read
> make showinfo /usr/ports/sysutils/k3b
If I ever get a DVD writer and want to try k3b, I'll start here thanks.
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