Posted in January 2013

…and a Happy New Year / udev and Gentoo Linux

Recently I had problems with rather old programs which rely on the files /dev/dvd or /dev/cdrom to access the DVD drive. Apparently udev didn’t create these files, so only /dev/sr0 was present. Therefore I had to write an udev rule linking /dev/sr0 to /dev/cd and /dev/dvd. Rather unusual, but nevertheless… 1. Create /etc/udev/rules.d/80-cdrom.rules 2. Test … Continue reading