[techtalk] DVD-ROM on Linux?

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Dec 13 22:05:22 EST 1999

Excerpts from linuxchix: 13-Dec-99 [techtalk] DVD-ROM on Linux? by Subba
Rao at attglobal.net 
> I was wondering if Linux has support drivers for DVD CD-ROM. I
> have the DVD-ROM, but cannot use it for anything else other than
> data CDs and music CDs.
> If there is no support for DVD on Linux, I might as well swap
> it with anothermachine. I haven't seen anything during the kernel
> compiles in 2.2.x versions, that mentions DVD support.

There definitely isn't any in 2.2.x.  People are working on it, so there
may be some very very experimental code in the 2.3 kernels (haven't been
keeping track of kernel dev lately..), but it probably doesn't work
terribly well anyway. 

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