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Old 05-15-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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redhat-config-packages error and hdparm

Hi all,
I am using redhat 8.0 and i have a few problems. First, the graphical package installer no longer works after i rebuilt the package database... it just starts and then dissapears... when i get the rollowin error when i run it from the terminal

unknown cddev scd0
rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/Packages: unsupported hash version: 8
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Invalid argument (22)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/", line 159, in ?
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/", line 32, in mergeRpmDb
db = rpm.opendb(0, instPath)

also using either xine, mplayer or ogle to play dvd's in kde (3.1) gives very choppy playback... i have been able to enable dma mode on my cdrw but not on the primary cd/dvd drive.. when i try to enable it using hdparm as root i get the following error...
setting using_dma to 1 (on)
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted
using_dma = 0 (off)
i know the drive is dma capable i just dont know why it doesn't work.. any ideas?

Old 06-15-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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You ever fix your Ogle problem?
Old 06-15-2003, 05:03 PM   #3
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I think that rpm problem can be solved by deleting the existing rpm database:

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb

I found the redhat-config-packages application to be very buggy as well.


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