Mythbuntu and dvd or cdrom

I’m using a Mythbuntu box as mediacenter at home. The system works great, but there’s a bug in the system involving dvd configuration. You open the dvd rack, put the disk in, close and nothing happens, mythtv simply can’t find any dvd while it’s correctly mounted by the base os.
To correct this problem open a terminal application –> system –> terminal
write:
sudo gedit /etc/init.d/rc.local
to edit rc.local then add the following two lines at the bottom of the file:
ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd
ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom
to map /dev/sr0 (your dvd device) as /dev/dvd and /dev/cdrom the device mythtv looks for.
save and reboot and now your mythtv in mythbuntu will find the cdrom drive.

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