DVD-RAM on FreeBSD 5.1R (LG 4040)?
Stefan A. Deutscher
sa.deutscher at tiscali.de
Fri Nov 21 12:45:50 PST 2003
On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 04:13:25PM -0600, Marc Wiz wrote:
> 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?
Yup, I did. It seems that, once it has mounted something via /dev/acd0
it does not want to give it away anymore. However, rebuilding the kernel
with the atapicam device fixed things:
I can use camcontrol, I can use the eject button, and, best of all, I
can actually label, newfs and use the disk.
> Also check out the man page for camcontrol. It has eject functionality.
> Marc Wiz
> marc at wiz.com
> Yes, that really is my last name.
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