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SubjectRe: IDE CD problems in 2.6.13rc6
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Voluspa wrote:

> On 2005-08-14 20:10:49 Nick Warne wrote:
>
>>Note the last sentence:
>>
>>' This variation is designed for use with "libraries" of drive
>>identification information, and can also be used on ATAPI drives which may
>>give media errors with the standard mechanism.
>
> My jaw just clonked on the table. And the media error at hand made you
> buy a new CD-RW. There is precedence for this (remember the blaming X and
> other programs in the keyboard driver?)

Just for the record, it was a KDE service daemon that caused these errors for
me, like a 24MB log in 12 hours:

KDED Media Manager

Also trying to remember, I had a CD-RW on /dev/hdc and a CD-R on /dev/hdd. It
was /dev/hdd that give those errors, but I only passed the SCSI emulation on
kernel line for the CD-RW.

So I suppose it uses similar code (of sorts) as HDPARM. I dunno.

The old drive was 6 years old anyway - so after I sussed the issue I pretend I
did an upgrade ;-)

Nick
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Don't grumble, Give a whistle..."
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