DVD set-up help

leegold leegold at fastmail.fm
Sun Nov 18 07:39:56 PST 2007

I'm trying to figure out DVD playback. I have 6.2 w/KDE-lite. I can play
audio CD's on the DVD. I have installed and want to use VLC.  I'm trying
to figure out/distill exactly what the Handbook wants me to do in the
first paragraph:


I can do this:

> add the following lines to /etc/devfs.conf:

> link acd0 dvd link

> acd0 rdvd


How to do this? Yes, I can chmod...but exactly what do I do here?

> Additionally, DVD decryption, which requires invoking special DVD-ROM
> functions, requires write permission on the DVD > devices.


What is the exact command?

> To enhance the shared memory X11 interface, it is recommended that the
> values of some sysctl(8) variables should be increased:

> kern.ipc.shmmax=67108864

> kern.ipc.shmall=32768


Thanks, The end result I want is to be able to play movies.

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