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Old 08-05-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
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DVD-ROM causing system to hang

I have an Affrey 10x DVD-ROM on hdd (hdc is my TDK CD-Writer, hda is 160GB Maxtor, no hdb). The DVD mounts DVDs, CDs OK, but as soon as I try to play a DVD video (using mplayer, xine, ogle, etc...) I am getting the following errors in my logs just before my system eventually goes kaput (have to do a hard reset):

Aug 2 17:42:34 threedogs kernel: ide-cd: cmd 0xad timed out
Aug 2 17:42:34 threedogs kernel: hdd: lost interrupt

I have tried various combinations of ACPI being on / off, setting pci=noacpi, with/without noapic, turning DMA on and off for the drive, etc... Also have tried playing the DVD while mounted (automount) and umounted. When I had windows on the same computer the drive worked perfectly in windows.

If anyone has suggestions / ideas I would be most grateful.

Distribution: Mandrake 10 (tracking cooker)

[root@threedogs quale]# uname -a
Linux threedogs 2.6.8-0.rc2.2mdk #1 Wed Jul 21 19:28:10 CEST 2004 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ unknown GNU/Linux

[root@threedogs quale]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
00:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
00:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 01)
00:07.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:07.1 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:07.2 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:07.3 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 2.0 Controller (rev 01)
00:07.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): ALi Corporation M5253 P1394 OHCI 1.1 Controller
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang]
00:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video Capture (rev 01)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15 [GeForce2 GTS/Pro] (rev a4)
Old 08-06-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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If it work's under windows and not under Linux, it could probably be because of an option that Linux tries to enable, and that windows has not (like DMA).

You might want to read this thread on a problem that i have had on a similar problem.

But i read somewhere that a cd-writer should not be master, wich seems to be your situation.

That's all i can say...


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