dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 16:21:29 UTC 2007
On 30/01/07, Todd Zullinger <tmz at pobox.com> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Yummed it in. Turns out that the drive is a TS-L632D. Googling it
> > leads me to believe that the drive is IDE, so the solutions provided
> > here do not apply. But why is it mounted as /dev/s*** if it's IDE? I
> > thought that was reserved for SATA devices.
> > How does one enable DMA on an IDE drive, assuming that he knows it's
> > mounted on /dev/scd0?
> When the drive is treated as a SATA device I don't think you can get
> DMA enabled properly. That's what the hdc=noprobe is for, though in
> your case the hdc part must need adjusted if your drive isn't
> connected the same way as mine is, for example. The link that Kevin
> posted to the fedoraforum.org posting is another method that should
> achieve a similar thing AFAIK. When I installed FC5 on my laptop I
> messed around with various methods and the noprobe was the simplest
> one that worked for me.
> To be sure that you are even having the same problem, does any reading
> from your dvd drive (data, cd, dvd) cause your system to become
> sluggish? For me, without the noprobe my mouse pointer will stutter
> across the screen when I'm reading something from the dvd drive.
No, the machine does not get sluggish. Then again, it's got a DuoCore2
processor and 2GB of RAM, so it'll take quite a bit to make it
sluggish. Lets just say that Open Office, not preloaded, opens jsut as
fast as the splash screen disappears :)
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