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Old 07-05-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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Comp. freezes with DVD's


HELP!... I'm using Fedora Core 4 on a Toshiba Satellite 1905-s277, whenever I insert a DVD, the computer completely freezes up. CD's will work fine. This never happened on Windows. Please Help!!
 
Old 07-06-2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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Bump!
 
Old 07-08-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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Freeze as soon I put a dvd with avi

I'm using a fc4 on my workstation (p4 2.8). Kernel 2.6.12 and everything up to date. Does not matter which dvd I insert. If there are an avi file on it the desktop just freeze. No keyboard and no mouse. Had not this problem in fc3 and I do not have it in XP.
Any idea what to do?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 12:02 PM   #4
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To start with is it data or movie DVD?

I would drop out of X completely, check you running processors to get rid of any automounter crap and then put the disk in.

I would imagine something is just getting confused, happens with fc

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Old 07-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #5
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Nice!
Shutting down all the automount stuff seems to work perfectly.
Thanks.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 07:21 AM   #6
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thank you but it did not help

The Avi files are burned as a data DVD. I stoppped automount, autofs and logged out from x (booted in runlevel 3). I inserted the DVD and did a manual mount by
>mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrecorder and it just freeze, i.e the same result as before
 
Old 07-14-2005, 06:40 PM   #7
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I have a fully updated FC4 too and the same happens with me =(
before I updated it never happened...
I insert the DVD and the system freezes completly and I have to manualy restart it. Even if I try leaving the dvd in the drive and then booting up it wont boot it will stop show soem differente stuff and then freeze
 
Old 07-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #8
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Seems like this is a bug with the latest Kernels
Here is an e-mail I received form a Linux guru.
You can also chek out his web site that has a lot of good tutorials for Fedora Core 4
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
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There is a known bug in recent kernels (since kernel
2.6.11-1.13.1369_FC4) that locks up many systems when you insert a DVD.
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla...cgi?id=162347. The
solution will be to either revert to kernel 2.6.11-1.13.1369_FC4 or wait
until a kernel is released as an update that fixes this problem.
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If you have not removed the original kernel you should be able to select
it on your boot menu. Otherwise you would have to reinstall. What I did
was install the most recent kernel from Fedora testing and it seems to
work. My DVDs play. Go to
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...esting/4/i386/
and download kernel-2.6.12-1.1394_FC4.i686.rpm,
kernel-devel-2.6.12-1.1394_FC4.i686.rpm, and
kernel-doc-2.6.12-1.1394_FC4.noarch.rpm. Drag them from your desktop
into your home folder. Do "su", password, and then "rpm -ivh *.rpm". You
can remove the other kernels if you wish by following
http://fedoranews.org/tchung/yum-remove/ (It works for FC4 as well as FC3).


Above statements and help info were provided by Stanton Finley =)
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #9
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It seems to work fine for me with kernel 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4 and 2.6.12-1.1390_FC4.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 01:41 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by pdeman2
It seems to work fine for me with kernel 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4 and 2.6.12-1.1390_FC4.
The kernel released yesterday (2.6.12-1.1398_FC4) resolves this problem. Just do a "yum update" as root to get it.
 
  


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