[Ilugc] New DVD RW not working- Optiarc DVD RW AD7190-A
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 05:27:16 IST 2007
On 22:02:59 Nov 14, SRIKANTH NS wrote:
> Hi All ,
> I have a triple boot system (Win98, Debian 4.0, Ubuntu7.10) with 80GB HDD,
> 256 MB RAM.
> I purchased a Sony DVD Writer today (technical name recognised in windows
> given above). I did not have any hope of this DVD RW being recognised in
> Win98. But when I booted into Debian, through the messages scrolling I could
> see the DVD RW message scrolling (/dev/hdc).
> When I put a Dual layer DVD into this drive , the DVD was not reading. (
> mount /media/cdrom1 ---- no medium found ) Since it was not reading, I did
> not venture into burning a DVD with this. I googled for Drivers for this DVD
> Writer. All I got was the shopping details of this DVD Writer without any
> driver details.
> Same case in Ubuntu 7.10 also. I thought the linux distros being very
> recent, the DVD writer should work out of the box, but it did not. What is
> wrong ?
> Is there any hope of reading dual layer dvd's in linux with this drive ? Or
> should I consider Rs 1400 as gone down the drain?
> Any help is welcome.
Is that a SATA drive?
I have it working wonderfully under gentoo.
But under OpenBSD they do not work.
I am surprised that linux distros you mention do not work.
Have you tried downloading and compiling the latest kernel?
I don't think your money went down the drain. Definitely not.
Even I don't think so. :)
I plan to fix the OpenBSD drivers some day...
And of course pretty soon hardware support will follow in the open
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