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Old 11-11-2001, 05:00 PM   #1
mattlaver
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Installing drivers for a CD-ROM


I have recently installed Red Hat 7.2 on my system, I installed it from my Pioneer CD-ROM (DR-124X), however now the installation is complete the CD-ROM drive does not work.

I am a complete newbie with regards to Linux and am running Gnome so please go easy on me!.

If I try to mount the CR-ROM I get an 'unkown device' error message.

When I view the CD-ROM drive properties in the 'Hardware Browser' it correctly identifies the CD-ROM, however has the following additional information:

Manufacturer : unknown
Driver : ignore
Device : /dev/scd0

My guess is that I need to configure a driver here...

As my PC managed to auto-boot from the CD in-order to install Red Hat I'm guessing that a generic driver should do the job. I checked on the Pioneer web site and there does not seem to be a Linux driver.

Can anyone give me any advice on setting this up?, although I'm no stranger to Windows, I have only been running Linux for two hours so if anyone can help me in resolving this in simpleton steps I would be extremely gratefull!

Thanks.

Matt
 
Old 11-11-2001, 05:36 PM   #2
mattlaver
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Recon I've sorted this one...

Ok, I've spent a bit more time looking through the entries on this web site and found the solution, goto console mode and type:

depmod -ae


Not sure what this does, however it seems to work!

If anyone can tell me what the above command does, or why Red Hat 7.2 did not set my CD-ROM up in the first place then please tell me!!!
 
  


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