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im running linux (slackware 10) and have managed to get ePSXe working fine (i guess, it boots the BIOS, lol), but I can't seem to get any games to run. while troubleshooting, i tried mounting the psx cd and found that while it would mount, THERE WAS NOTHING THERE!? anyone kno whats going on?
 

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mounting the PSX CD in linux does not show anything for some reason....you need ePSXe to get direct access to the CD drive instead. Make sure ePSXe points to /dev/cdrom in the CD-ROM options
 

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mounting the PSX CD in linux does not show anything for some reason....you need ePSXe to get direct access to the CD drive instead. Make sure ePSXe points to /dev/cdrom in the CD-ROM options
yes it does point at the correct location.. on another note i did some more looking around for an answer after i posted above and found that my cdrom needs to be able to read RAW data. once i get windows installed (im waiting for all my bittorrent and limewire dl's to finish first :p) ill see if i can get ePSXe working under windows... if not, guess my cd doesnt support reading RAW data. :(
 

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ePSXe linux is quite limited because it can't use CD-ROM plugins. In Windows, you can use several reading modes with a CD plugin, one of them is RAW reading, but RAW reading is not required to play from CD

It also might be your kernel configuration. I always used Slackware with a custom 2.6 kernel I compiled....maybe a option I compiled in isn't enabled with the default Slackware kernel....
 

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well im currently using the default 2.4 kernel, so maybe its something the 2.6 kernel supports bu the 2.4 doesnt, or maybe i should compile a custom kernel. but that'll have to wait for all my many many downloads to finish... in like 3 days or something, lol
first ill try compiling a custom 2.4 and see if i can find some option that makes a diff... thanks for your suggestion
 

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FWIW, I'm running Slack 10 with the stock 2.4 kernel and can play from PSX CDs no problem. It isn't necessary to have them mounted. Have you also made sure the /dev/cdrom link is correct? What's the output from epsxe look like?
 

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Xian said:
It isn't necessary to have them mounted.
I know that already. :p

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Have you also made sure the /dev/cdrom link is correct?
Yes.

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What's the output from epsxe look like?
* Running ePSXe emulator version 1.6.0.
* Memory handlers init.
* ePSXe: PSX BIOS loaded [bios/scph1001.bin].
* Init internal cdrom ... CD_Init: open of "/dev/cdrom" failed (13)
CD(0,2,16) read ioctl failed (9)
CD(66,29,59) read ioctl failed (9)
CD(66,29,60) read ioctl failed (9)
* NTSC cdrom detected.
* Init gpu[0][libgpuPeteMesaGL.so.1.0.75]
NVIDIA Corporation
GeForce4 MX 420/AGP/SSE2
* Open gpu[0]
* Init spu[0][libspuPeopsOSS.so.1.0.9]
* Open spu[0]
CD(0,2,16) read ioctl failed (9)
CD(0,2,0) read ioctl failed (9)
 

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well now. i just looked over my last post and got an idea. i checked /dev/hdd permissions.. :( yah im stupid. lol. works fine. thanks xian, it was your post that got me to figure it out.
 
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