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Old 07-30-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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PC freezes at end of CDRW burn session


Background: On a Dell inspiron 8100 I have a dual boot. XP and Suse 8.2. I mostly use Linux as the main OS. The DVD/CDRW has worked just fine ever since I installed Suse 8.2.
Lately however, I have been unable to use the CDRW part of the drive. The DVD works fine. I have DMA on for the drive. But when I go through a burn session using KB3, I have to force the program to write. Then after it reaches 100% on the status bar, the machine freezes forcing a hard reboot. I have tried the command line cdrdao, but that seems to use the same commands as KB3 because it freezes as well. I have tried xcdroast but that won't even start to write. It comes back with an error and aborts. What is sad is the drive works fine in XP, so I am assuming that it has to do with drivers or something. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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You say that you've enabled DMA for the drive... however, in order to burn CDs you need to enable scsi emulation, so dma won't make a difference (I think). Have you got hdx=ide-scsi in your bootloader's config file?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:48 PM   #3
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Yes I have hdb=ide-scsi listed in my bootloader.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:12 PM   #4
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And which device are you telling k3b/cdrecord/cdrdao to use? You should be pointing it either at the scsi device name (/dev/scd0 perhaps) or the scsi id number (o,o,o perhaps). Check to see if /dev/scd0 exists and also run cdrecord -scanbus from the commandline and find out what the scsi id number for your burner is.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:58 AM   #5
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It is pointed to /dev/sr0 (0,0,0)
Output for cdrecord -scanbus is as follows:
LInux sg driver version: 3.1.24
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
cdrecored: warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (okir@suse.de-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.75-resmgr-patch '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c 1.75 02/10/21 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) 'TOSHIBA' 'CDRW/DVD SDR2102' '1D13' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *

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Old 08-07-2003, 10:01 AM   #6
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UPDATE: I reinstalled the OS thinking that it would fix the problem. It didn't. Do these programs store their settings on in /home? I have /home on a different partition so that I won't lose the data. So it didn't get formatted. Any thoughts on what to check for and where? (As a side note anyone have any idea why Xine does not work well with DVDs on SuSE 8.2? and is Mandrake or Debian better for multimedia just as DVD or SVCD playback?)
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