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Old 12-17-2004, 04:07 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 DMA mode, CDwriter problem


I am using Mandrake 10.1 and I was trying to use K3B to burn my files to CD. Well, I configured the recorder speed to 48X, however when I try to burn a cd, the program gets stuck and return an error 252 or something. I searched the forum and in there somewhere people mentioned about turning on the DMA mode. I know how to do it on Windows, but not on Linux. Please tell me how to enable DMA mode and resolve my cd burning issue.

Old 12-17-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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you can use the hdparm command. type 'hdparm -d <device>' where device is your CD burner (/dev/hdc or something) to see the current using_dma flag status, do 'hdparm -d 1 <device>' to turn on dma, 'hdparm -d 0 <device>' to turn off the dma.

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Old 12-27-2004, 02:22 PM   #3
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my Mandrake 10.1 doesn't know the hdparm command

Is there a special package to install to make it work ?

Thanx a lot !

Old 12-27-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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sorry, had to log in as root and go to /

but I have other problems now...


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