Plextor PX-870A drives

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Sep 17 12:07:26 UTC 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 22:40:49 -0400, Robert Ames <robertames at> wrote:
> I have a couple of Plextor PX-870A drives in different machines
> (see below) that I'm trying to use with atapicam.  The drives mostly
> work (booting, reading data, etc.) but for whatever reason neither
> of them will play audio CDs using the "cdcontrol play" command.
> They just sit there.  The drives never spin up. 

Have you made sure that this drive can actually play audio CDs?
I assume that drive exist that can't. It's easy to check:

	# cdrecord -prcap -dev 0,0,0

Watch for the line "Does play audio CDs". This assumes you have
ATAPICAM facility loaded.

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