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Re: [SLE] DMA in SUSE Linux?
  • From: John D Lamb <J.D.Lamb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 07:57:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <44336A40.8060801@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bryan S. Tyson wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 April 2006 11:02 pm, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
>
>>Does (SUSE) Linux have this Direct Memory Access (DMA) thing or not?
>>Windows seems to have it, and while I am not saying that Linux should have
>>everything Windows does, I find that accessing optical discs from Linux is
>>somewhat slower than from Windows.
>
> You can turn on dma by typing this command:
> hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd

Or use YaST > Hardware > IDE DMA mode.

I think these modes are usually set correctly on setup anyway.

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JDL

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