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Hey guys, just a quick on this time. Installed Xine last night and it is running a little laggy. I suspect that it is because my DVD drive is in PIO mode as opposed to DMA. Is there anyway i can see what the DVD drive is running in? and if so, how can i change it to DMA?
(PS I manually set it to DMA in the BIOS last night)
Hey, did you manage to get that working? I recently hat to turn my DMA on too, and I had to recompile my kernel, to include the proper module for my ide chip. It now works ok. ;P
Sorry 'bout taking soo long to really help...
lol it's cool. And yeah i ended up recompiling the kernel and adding the correct module and now it all runs fine. Only prob is, is that say i reboot the computer i have to manually enable DMA mode. Is there somewhere i can add it so it automatically enables DMA on boot?
Theres a -k1 switch that will keep the settings on a soft reboot but if you completely shut it down, you'll lose it...
hdparm -Tt /dev/hda
before and after setting that.. It's amazing the increase in transfer rates you can pull out of your hard drive... All newer hard drives can cope with that setting. The X switch sets udma to 5... Thats all my drive can handle. Play around with it and see what settings are best for your hardware. Its suggested to mess with it in init1 but I always do it from X.... Up to you..