DVD-RAM on FreeBSD 5.1R (LG 4040)?

Marc Wiz marc at wiz.com
Mon Nov 17 14:13:28 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 11:17:37PM +0000, Stefan A. Deutscher wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:26:11AM +0000, Stefan A. Deutscher wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> >  just got an ATAPI LG 4040 multiwriter (CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R,+/-RW, and
> > DVD-RAM) and wish to use it on FreeBSD 5.1. While still having to
> > configure the system to address it in UDMA rather than PIO 4 mode, it
> > installed fine. Reading and writing CDs in all possible variations works
> > fine with burncd. Yet many of my scripts are written for cdrecord, so
> > I'd rather stick with that tool instead of learing yet another one.
> > Any hints are much appreciated.

Stuff deleted.

> > 
> To add one more to the list of hints: It seems that FBSD disables the
> 'eject' button on the DVD unit, that is, I cannot unload a DVD+/-RW w/o
> a reboot. Any thoughts on that one would be appreciated, too.


have you verified that you have unmounted the file system for the
DVD before pressing the eject button?

Also check out the man page for camcontrol.  It has eject functionality.


Marc Wiz
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Yes, that really is my last name.

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