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Old 12-06-2003, 07:43 PM   #16
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It is a Samsung DVD-CD/RW on a Samsung X10, and it's been OK with everything I've installed (Fedora 1, RH 9, Mandrake 9.2, Libranet 2.7, ...)

Why do you ask?
So we could get started helping you to configure it.

I see you are already passing hdc=ide-scsi to the kernel.

Examine /dev/cdrom. It should be a symbolic link that points to /dev/scd0. Does it?

DVD HOWTO

# CD burning copying ripping info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# ISO information
isoinfo -i -d /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
# cdparanoia - search for a drive with reporting of autosense:
cdparanoia -vsQ
# Rip a complete audio CD with cdparanoia
cdparanoia -B "1-"
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

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Old 12-06-2003, 07:52 PM   #17
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I suppose it does, because Nautilus talks about /dev/scd0 when trying to open /dev/cdrom
 
Old 12-06-2003, 08:14 PM   #18
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You need to be certain. Do it this way. Open your favorite x terminal app and:
Code:
Sat Dec  6 08:10pm fancy@tinwhistle ~$ su -
Password: 
Sat Dec  6 08:10pm root@tinwhistle ~ # cd /dev
Sat Dec  6 08:10pm root@tinwhistle /dev # ls -la | less
Somewhere around the 2nd page, you should see cdrom
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            9 Nov 17 20:26 cdrom -> /dev/scd0
 
Old 12-07-2003, 09:10 AM   #19
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Sorry, fancypiper,

My Zyxel router decided to quit on me and so got me no network for quite a few hours.

I ran that command, and cdrom is shown as a pointer to sr0:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2003-12-07 03:21 cdrom -> sr0

What should we do next, then?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 09:45 AM   #20
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Either remove /dev/cdrom and make a new link or force a new link

ln -sf /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:14 AM   #21
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Done! (ln -sf /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom)

CD player still not working, anything else necessary?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 12:53 PM   #22
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Is the cable from your drive to the soundcard connected?
Will any other player app work?
Can you now mount a known good data CD as you were unable before?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 01:01 PM   #23
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Is the cable from your drive to the soundcard connected?

No idea, this is my new laptop, never opened it

Will any other player app work?

No, both xmms and Linux media player refuse to play

Can you now mount a known good data CD as you were unable before?

No, I've used several data disks, and they are shown as blank folders


The amazing thing is, the distro got installed using the very same CD drive which is now refusing to work...

Where is the logic behind this?

 
Old 12-07-2003, 01:26 PM   #24
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try without the ide-scsi option...

that is what i do if i don't know what...
 
Old 12-07-2003, 02:38 PM   #25
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Thanks for that suggestion.

I also tried it and it didn't work, either.

One basic question, out of curiosity:

The distro. installed is Knoppix-based.
I have installed 3 different versions of Knoppix on this machine.
All 3 Knoppix versions had the CD player working correctly.

Why should it NOT work now?.

This is really one of the most annoying problems of Linux

 
Old 12-08-2003, 10:41 AM   #26
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is your cd-drive recognized in the dmesg boot up?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:57 PM   #27
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It does get recognized, that's the thing!!!!

What's your impression on this time-waster?
 
Old 12-09-2003, 10:21 AM   #28
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i'd compile my own kernel...
than if it does not get recognized, i'd change to sarge.
than I would go for knoppix and apt-get my way up to woody/sarge/sid.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 06:30 PM   #29
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Cheers, I think I'll go for a Knoppix install and then upgrade to Sid.

Stupid and irritating, isn't it?

Regards,

Arthur1968

 
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indeed it is
 
  


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