[oclug] Ripping problems
tcurtis at somaradio.ca
Thu Aug 29 23:02:58 EDT 2002
On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 22:38, Brad Barnett wrote:
> 1) try to put the CDROM on an IDE interface all by itself
I'll try that as soon as I decide I have to reboot.
> 2) turn off DMA and everything else special using hdparm
I noticed something funny when I did that. I gave the hdparm command to
disable dma, then to make sure it was off I checked to see what hdparm
could tell me about the drive. This is what I got:
HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Invalid argument
I/O support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 1 (on)
using_dma = 0 (off)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
HDIO_GET_NOWERR failed: Invalid argument
readonly = 1 (on)
readahead = 8 (on)
HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
busstate = 1 (on)
It's the "Invalid argument" that concerns me. My CD-RW is on the same
IDE interface, and it doesn't seem to have any problems functioning.
As another test, I tried to play an audio cd in the drive and control it
using the buttons on the front of the cdrom drive. Music doesn't play.
Maybe the drive is cooked. I have noticed that after extended use, cd's
come out pretty warm out of that drive.
Thanks all for your help,
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