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Normally I insert a DVD in the drive and I get a prompt that leads me to the movie player app and all is well. How can I find the drive file in the event the prompt doesn't show up or something goes wrong. I looked in the dev directory and nothing jumped out at me?

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you can use dmesg from terminal to find out info about connected drives, but you have to mount a device to browse the file system. DVD is usually mounted in /media directory.

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I see the dvd in /media; thank you –  naftalimich Jul 8 '12 at 17:23

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