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Old 07-06-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
enrico_dvchp
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Suse 9.3 fail mounting dvd and dvd recorder


Hi all,
Linux Suse has worked enough well until now, but a week ago strange hardware problems never seen have arisen. Mainly my DVD and DVD recorder don't work any more. Even if i insert the Suse DVD1 for kernel reinstall, I can't since the dvd is invisible. If I try for example to install a program this is the result:
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ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed)
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error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from dbenv->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yast seems to recognize the existence of dvd roms:

Name: Device: Link Mount point
hl-dt-stdvdrrw gwa 4161b /dev/hdc /dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder
ide dvdrom 6116 /dev/hdd /dev/dvd /media/dvd
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This is my fstab:
/dev/sda3 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda2 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/sda5 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/sda6 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/jetflash vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
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the last line is due to the fact Suse didn't mount my flash drive until i entered that string.
As you can see, the dvdroms are present but it is as they are not.
Someone has advices?

Enrico Dini
 
Old 07-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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With regard to the installation problem, try rebuilding the rpm database. As root, from a console, run 'rpm --rebuilddb' to see if that fixes the problem.

For the hardware, run 'hwinfo --cdrom'. (both of these commands should be run without quotes). Hwinfo should show you the dvd, and the device file(s) it is linked to.

Or, try YaST2 -> Hardware -> Cd-rom Drives to see if YaST recognizes it. If not, try adding it back in via YaST.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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This is the hwinfo --cdrom report :
# hwinfo --cdrom
20: IDE 02.0: 10602 CD-ROM (DVD-R)
[Created at block.192]
Unique ID: 90A1.5Dt9sShEYXA
Parent ID: JCE+.gvNXavtIspC
SysFS ID: /block/hdc
SysFS BusID: 1.0
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.5/ide1/1.0
Hardware Class: cdrom
Model: "HL-DT-STDVDRRW GWA-4161B"
Vendor: "HL-DT-STDVDRRW"
Device: "GWA-4161B"
Revision: "5.15"
Serial ID: ""
Driver: "SIS_IDE", "ide-cdrom"
Device File: /dev/hdc
Device Files: /dev/hdc, /dev/dvdrecorder, /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrecorder, /dev/cd/by-path/pci-0000:00:02.5-ide-0:0, /dev/cd/by-id/HL-DT-STDVDRRW_GWA-4161B
Device Number: block 22:0
Features: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R
Size: 4 sectors a 512 bytes
Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #4 (IDE interface)
Drive Speed: 40

21: IDE 03.0: 10602 CD-ROM (DVD)
[Created at block.192]
Unique ID: cBQ5.jUq1nISKjyF
Parent ID: JCE+.gvNXavtIspC
SysFS ID: /block/hdd
SysFS BusID: 1.1
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.5/ide1/1.1
Hardware Class: cdrom
Model: "IDE-DVD ROM 6116"
Vendor: "IDE-DVD"
Device: "ROM 6116"
Revision: "HD24"
Serial ID: ""
Driver: "SIS_IDE", "ide-cdrom"
Device File: /dev/hdd
Device Files: /dev/hdd, /dev/dvd, /dev/cd/by-path/pci-0000:00:02.5-ide-0:1, /dev/cd/by-id/IDE-DVD_ROM_6116
Device Number: block 22:64
Features: DVD
Size: 0 sectors a 512 bytes
Drive status: no medium
Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #4 (IDE interface)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Tried to create al link to the dvd device but it doesn't work. Once I click the icon this is the error Report:" Desktop item file /root/Desktop/DVD-ROM device is... FSDevice but without Dev=...".
Maybe something is wrong in my fstab?
 
  


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