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Old 12-11-2003, 01:43 AM   #1
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How do i enable DMA in slack9.1

how do i enable DMA for my DVD? i am using slack 9.1. i need some help, thanks in advance for ur reply
Old 12-11-2003, 01:47 AM   #2
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go into a console windows or text terminal and type.. "man hdparm"

If you don't have hdparm. go find and install it. Then read up on the man page Might help you optomize you hard drive too
Old 12-11-2003, 01:47 AM   #3
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hdparm -d1 /dev/hdX
where X is the will change it accordingly...
even hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd should work....which assuming there is a symlink to the device..
Old 12-11-2003, 01:48 AM   #4
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Assuming /dev/hdb is your DVD-ROM drive try running 'hdparm -d1 /dev/hdb' as root. Check the hdparm man pages or here for more info. Hope this helps!
Old 12-11-2003, 02:22 AM   #5
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thank you guys! thanks for your super-prompt replies. :-D
i will follow your instructions, thanks again


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