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Old 01-03-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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Errors with software after replacing CD drive


Well, guess I've forked up my linux box. I have a mandriva 2006 DVD install, and it was working fine a couple days ago. The only complaint I had was very slow CD ripping (I had a thread going, but it never got solved). Besides that, things were working OK, I was ripping CDs (slowly...ha ha) and burning CDs, watching DVDs, etc.

Well, I decided to pull out the CD drive (an OLD sony DVD burner) and slide in my newer one (out of my win2k box) - a pretty new AOpen DVD burner to see if my ripping speed increased.

To make a long story short, now ripperx & grip do not work properly (they both load OK, and maybe rip one song but then both freeze and don't respond... Also, I can't even play an audio CD now... And I can't play a DVD movie anymore. Actually, I think all these probs happened *before* I swapped drives.

Anybody have any pointers? I'm pretty pissed, even though it may be my fault... I can't believe this mandriva box will not even play an audio CD, or a DVD... jeez !!!!! Worthless piece of #$#@!!!

btw - I've used linux distros for a few years now (mostly FC) and never had problems like this!!!! Once I got an FC distro installed, and then fixed all the little "non working" things (like mp3, nvidia drivers, and all that crap) I hardly ever had any problems afterwards...!!

thanks for any help !
 
Old 01-03-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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Try reinstalling the packages?

Try reinstalling the packages?

Just a guess, but during install, the buffer sizes and spin speeds are probably detected. You could have a completely different problem, but thats my guess.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 12:19 AM   #3
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Try deleting your ~/.grip* ~/.ripperx* folders?
 
Old 01-04-2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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Opus - I have renamed this thread so that it makes more sense and is more descriptive of the problem.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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yeah, I noticed the "rename" finally... I was looking & looking for my thread while at work earlier today... ha ! Sorry, I was kinda ticked off when posting last night...

I'm gonna reinstall mandriva 2006 from my DVD one more time. Give it another go. You know, I'm surprised that I have had alot of trouble. I only use this linux box for browsing the web, ripping & burning CDs, occasionally watching a DVD. That's about it. I can't believe its giving me alot of trouble just for doing those things.

My past linux experience is almost completely RH9, then FC1,2,3, and 4. After I got those distros installed, and then fixing the stuff that doesn't work out of the box (mp3, nvidia, etc) then I had almost NO trouble from then on...

Maybe I should reinstall FC4 over mandriva.

My first experience with mandriva 2006 problems, was KDE not loading after a couple days. Then my reinstall (with gnome instead) worked for a week, then gnome wouldn't load anymore. Found out it was something called kat. Got rid of kat (I hope!!!). Now I'm still having troubles.

Anyway, I'll try one last reinstall.

When I reinstall, will I have to remove kat again? I forgot how.

Thanks!
 
  


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