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hello, my Pioneer dvd-rom (dvd-114) doesn't work under Suse linux 8.2. I am not completely new to linux, but still I don't know where to find drivers except for the ...
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    PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-114+Suse 8.2


    hello, my Pioneer dvd-rom (dvd-114) doesn't work under Suse linux 8.2. I am not completely new to linux, but still I don't know where to find drivers except for the pioneer website were I didn't find them. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to use my dvd drive and how I should get it working ('what driver, where can I find it, how do I install it?')

    windows xp tells about my dvd rom: 'PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-114' I tried to open the box and look if there was info on a sticker on the drive, but didn't find it. Maybe I can find it by removing the drive, but I thought maybe someone here knows what I should do right away.


    Thanks in Advance, a happy Linux user

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    is the DVD-ROM drive EIDE, IDE,SCSI,etc.,etc.. and do you have support for the device built into your kernel?? you may have to recompile the kernel if support for that particular dvd-rom isn't there..
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    thanks for the quick reply, i'll check if it's scsi, ide etc. I've heard about recompiling the kernel before (I've been reading about linux for longer than a year now) but I don't know how to do it, and how I could add support for my drive to the kernel. I'll search about the scsi, ide etc thing tomorrow. Thanks.

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    dmesg | grep cdrom


    paste the output here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    dmesg | grep cdrom


    paste the output here
    konsole: dmesg | grep cdrom

    no output, just a new line.
    su
    root password

    try again: dmesg | grep cdrom

    just a new line, no output. I'm now going to check if the bios can give me information on my DVD-rom drive..

    edit:

    when entering the BIOS setup: > Secondary IDE Master [PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-]

    when the computer is loading: 'ATAPI PIONEER.....' so it's atapi and IDE.

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    try to grep ATAPI or PIONEER from dmesg then, and see what device its put into. The you can just put a line in fstab, and your cdrom should work

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    output:

    hdc: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-114, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

    edit: I don't know what fstab is.. bash: fstab: command not found

    i'll search for it now...

    edit: /etc/fstab gonna edit that file in a text editor now.. I'll ask again if I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks very much

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    sorry, I don't understand how to do it. Were do I put it in the file?

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    put something like this in your fstab file:

    /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0

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    thank you very much! It works now

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