Thanks for all the suggestions you guys are firing my way, the PC in question is my home machine so I won't be able to let you all know if any of these fixes work until I get home from work tonight .... But I will let you know either way...
-----Original Message----- From: Tony Bloomfield [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:25 PM To: Gary Stanley; 'email@example.com' Subject: Re: [suse-multimedia-e] Problems with drives under suse 8.1
On Wednesday 18 December 2002 11:24, Gary Stanley wrote:
I have a problem with a pretty standard default Suse 8.1 installation where by I have one Philips 1200 CD rewriter & a panasonic 106s dvd drive and Suse seems to be reconising them wrong.
Any help with solving these problems would be gratefully received......
Suse made a bit of a cock-up on the 8.1 distribution. They implemented SCSI emulation on all CD drives but didn't set up the device links corrrectly. The following fix was suggested
- Correct setup of SCSI Cds
The symlinks in 8.1 are wrong.
# ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd # ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom # ln -sf /dev/sr1 /dev/cdrecorder
Should fix it, if your DVD is 'hdc' and your CD-RW is 'hdd'
I won't pretend to understand it, but it worked for me (also a newbie).
There's also a bit of a permission problem. You need to do
chmod a+rw /dev/sg0
Apparently sg0 is the general scsi controller.
Problems like this come up frequently on the suse-linux-e list; you might be
better off trying there.