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dgwebb 03-24-2005 01:01 PM

Cannot find DVD writer or get CD-writer to spin audio disk
 
I am a somewhat silver-haired newbie and would greatly appreciate a helping hand. I have installed Suse 9.1 from DVD on my dual-boot PC which has DVD(NEC3520) and CD(Asus5232AX) writers on IDE secondary/master and secondary/slave respectively. (Jumpers set CS). Only the DVD has it's audio output connected. All seems fine under Win98SE.

I have two immediate problems under Linux:

1 Inserting an audio CD (for test purposes) in the CD writer loads KsCD but it shows 'No Disk'. I can however access a data CD in this drive.

2 I cannot see the DVD, only the CD appears in the CDROM list in YAst2. In the DMA list of devices the two disk drives and the CD drive are detected.

Watching the boot details I note entries

'/dev/hdd on /media/cdrecorder ........' and
'/dev/hdc on /media/dvdrecorder ....... ' followed by something like ..
'/dev/hdd setting dma off 'etc
but probably significantly no similar entry for /dev/hdc.

Checking the properties of icons in /dev shows the following
cdrecorder points to hdd
cdrom points to hdc
dvd points to hdc
dvdrecorder points to hdc

The unaltered fstab file contents are -
/dev/hdb8 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
/dev/hda5 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
/dev/hda6 /windows/E vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
/dev/hda7 /windows/F vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
/dev/hdb5 /windows/G vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
/dev/hdb6 /windows/H vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,
/dev/hdb7 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,

No advice can be spelt out too clearly to me, feel free to state the obvious!

Many thanks
David

kevinatkins 03-25-2005 07:52 AM

Hello,

I might be able to shed some light on the first question re. audio CD's; not sure about your other problem..

Audio CD's - it's possible KsCD is looking at the wrong device file for the CD Recorder. Open KsCD up, go into configuration (extras button) - and see what is listed for CD-ROM Device. From what you have described of your set-up, it should be /dev/cdrecorder..

dgwebb 03-25-2005 11:17 AM

It was /dev/cdrom and changing it to /dev/cdrecorder has cracked it. Thank you very much.

I get 'error getting freedb entry' but that must be because I have no working net connection from Linux yet; but thats another story. Now all I want is my DVD drive ..................

Thanks again Kevin
David

kevinatkins 03-25-2005 06:19 PM

Hi,

Quote:

I get 'error getting freedb entry' but that must be because I have no working net connection from Linux yet
Yes, that's the case. But once you get a connection up and running, freedb works remarkably well - I've had some really obscure stuff recognised!

Glad the CD player problem is sorted - hope somebody can help with the other issue.

dgwebb 03-28-2005 11:44 AM

Solution
 
I have swopped the ide master/slave connections to the drives and that has resolved the DVD recognition problem. Linux thoughtfully prompted for configuration of each drive and......voila!

kevinatkins 03-28-2005 05:00 PM

So all sorted - excellent, and your solution will probably be of help to others.


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