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Old 04-29-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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Question lg dvd-rw not working

hey folks
i would like to use my dvd/rw but it isnt working.

the Graphical User Interface sais that it is in '/media' so i guess it is '/media/cdrecorder' (?). BUT, in typing 'lsmod' there appears to be no drivers loaded for this device (or for my non-existent /dev/cdrom for that matter). Also, when i tried to 'modprobe ide-cs.ko', 'FATAL: module ide-cs.ko not found' was printed onscreen. this also happened when i tried using the full path and in trying the word 'legacy' in which ide-cs.ko is placed.
ALSO(!) when i type 'modinfo ide-cs.ko' the 'description' line of this short piece of info is;
description: PCMCIA ATA/IDE card driver
mmm.either the description is wrong or i am trying to load the wrong driver, because IDE/ATA interface is not for use with cards but with cd-roms/dvd-rw/hdd etc. (is it not?)
ALSO..if this is the correct module to load i would have no idea what text to put in 'etc/X11/xorg.conf' so that the driver will be used.

if this is any use to the (extremely) helpful person who answers,
1) the '/media/cdrecorder' line of my fstab file reads;
/media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole, fscontext=sys.
the word 'fscontext' is highlighted in red.
2) ide-cs.ko is in /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/ide/legacy
the '2,6.9-1.667' referes to your kernel version number therefore might not be the same.

am complete "newbie" (dont like this term, though it IS humbling;P) and burning a cd is the first thing iv tried to do so please explain carefully

Last edited by skoot; 05-04-2005 at 10:14 AM.
Old 04-29-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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Well first of all, ide/atapi drivers are usually built in to the kernel. ide-cs.ko is a driver for a pcmcia ide card (used for adding new/additional ide channels). Not what you want.

If you are using the stock kernel from a major distro then almost certainly you already have the driver you need built in. I think at this point you should just open a cd burning app and see if it works (try k3b, arson, gnometoaster etc etc...)

You also seem to be a bit confused here. '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' is the config file for your X server (ie: gui...). It really has nothing to do with loading drivers. To load drivers you want /etc/modules.conf, however, I really don't think your problems are about drivers as I mentioned.

/media/cdrecorder is only a directory where your files would be made available after putting a cd into your burner and mounting it. Again, nothing to do with burning.

So at least try opening a burning app and giving it a shot. If you still have no luck then tell us what happened including error messages verbatim....

Also what distro you are using would be a big help
Old 04-29-2005, 07:11 PM   #3
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Re: loading drivers for LG GSA-4163B

What distro are you using?
Old 04-30-2005, 07:10 AM   #4
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Question dvd-rw not working(still not answered)


i did try burn a cd. heres what happened;
my GUI cdplayer said there was a drive error.
i crossed this out and mount /media/cdrecorder

/dev/hda: Input output error
mount: cant read superblock

was displyed. i proceede anyway with the burning, typed

cdda2wav -D /media/cdrecorder -B

after changing my directory to empty directory /home/usrname/cd
this casued the following message;

cdda2wav: Is a directory. Cannot open '/media/cdrecorder'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdda2wav: For possible targets try 'cdda2wav -scanbus'/ Make sure you are root.
Use the script scan_scsi.linux to find out more.
Probably you did not define your SCSI device.
Set the CDDA_DEVICE environment variable or use the -D option.
You can also define the default device in the Makefile.
For possible transport specifiers try 'cdda2wav dev=help'

i thought that the xorg.conf configuration file was used by the xinitd.d daemon (or similar) to know which driver to run when devices are connectred to the computer??

i have fedora core 3.
(thanks for help so far)

also, if the driver is already in the kernel, perhaps adding a line to fstab would do the trick(?).

Last edited by skoot; 05-04-2005 at 10:07 AM.


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