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Re: two questions

On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 04:37:48PM +0200, Alessandro Speranza wrote:
> Hi Folks.
> I haven't been writing for a while. In fact I unsubscribed and subscribed
> again just today (changes in my life and stuff). Anyway, that's probably
> not very relevant to you.
> I've got two questions for you.
> 1)I've got my laptop (compaq Presario 700) running debian stable (thanks
> to everyone who put up on the web some information about ACPI and other
> issues with this laptop). Now I would need something with which I can
> autodect the network (if present) I'm connected to amongst a few
> possibilities (just two + the home-no nets situation for me). I remember
> that some time ago someone passed this information on the list, but I
> can't quite recall it anymore. And in fact there are probably more
> advanced tools on the web now.
> 2)The second issue is not strictly laptop related, but here it is. I was
> planning to watch DVDs with my laptop using the S-Video. However, I tried
> (with videolan) to put a cd on, and it complained about the device. In
> fact, I checked the settings, and if I select dvd, it looks for a device
> /dev/dvd which I don't have. Do I have to change the settings so that it
> looks for /dev/cdrom either it's playing a dvd or a vcd (what is it by the
> way? Is it a video-cd?)
> Right, that's about it.
> Thanks a lot for your help
> 	Ale

Not sure about the first.
The second could be solved by creating a symlink call dvd to your cd

Just my 0.02.


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