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Old 10-17-2003, 04:18 PM   #1
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DVD doesn't work!!!!


Hi people,

i just compiled my first kernel for linux & it's working fine except some lil things.

1. I can't open the DVD-ROM. the system recognise it, but i can't access any files on it!

2. The system doesn't support my Alcatel Speed Touch ADSL Modem. should i reinstall the drivers?

3. The mouse for my Laptop isn't working, it's synaptics touchpad. should i install new drivers for it?

everything else works fine for now, but i still have lots of things to test. Thank you for your help!

TheShemeta!
 
Old 10-17-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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Well, that's where the hardware control is, so it's likely that hardware is going to be the location of the errors.

WRT DVD:
Did you compile scsi support in? Have you checked to see that the scsi module is loaded? Try:
eject
And see if it opens your DVD player. If not, then it's likely an error with your scsi emulation setup. Check around the board for threads on that subject as it's covered quite frequently.

2. Good Luck.

3. You might have missed the mouse options during the recompile, go back through and ensure you read the help files associated with your mouse options.

Cool
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:45 AM   #3
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Hi Master C,

thanks for your reply,

i did what you said & i can eject any cd's or dvd's. & i think when i boot Linux , on the boot screen i see that the PC recognise the DVD. does it mean the problem is not the kernel?

about the mouse, i use the same option as in my old kernel, so i though there would be no problem. maybe i should download the newest drivers or something.

any other tipps or suggestions?

TheShemeta
 
Old 10-18-2003, 03:53 PM   #4
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If you are getting the drive to eject, then it's not a device problem. Instead look at possible filesystem support, and remember, Mandrake uses DevFS, which means that you might have to also look at either reinstating that, or disabling it and going with the traditional MAKEDEV script.

Pretty much the same possibilities for the mouse, DevFS probably symlinked the proper device to /dev/mouse for you, and if you are now not using it you'll need to make the symlink yourself. Other options might be that it's a bus mouse and you didn't pick that option...

Also look at the filesystem area for the DVD problems. Post up actual error messages when you try to mount a CD.

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Old 10-18-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
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I had a laptop with Synaptics mouse, you probably don't need a new driver for it (although you can use one). It should be recognised by the hardware as a PS/2 device, so you'd have to be sure that's enabled in the kernel config.

DVD disks use the UDF filesystem, so you need to make sure that's enabled too (it's in the Filesystems options). If it's a R/W you'll need a packet writing patch to be able to burn disks.

Hope that helps
 
  


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