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From: CJoeB <colleen.beamer@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] DVD Playback Problem
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 13:55:23
1 Hi Guys,
3 First, let me say that I did search this problem on Google. I found a
4 somewhat relevant solution, but before I try it, I thought I would post
5 here.
7 The problem is jerky playback of the dvd when I try to play it using
8 kaffeine. The laptop on which I am trying to play the DVD is a Dell
9 Inspiron M1710. It is less than a year old (purchased late April 2006).
11 One of the things the post said was to check that dma was enabled by
12 running hdparm -I /dev/hdc. I did that and this is the output:
14 /dev/hdc:
16 ATAPI CD-ROM, with removable media
17 Model Number: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-L632D
18 Serial Number:
19 Firmware Revision: DE04
20 Standards:
21 Likely used CD-ROM ATAPI-1
22 Configuration:
23 DRQ response: 50us.
24 Packet size: 12 bytes
25 Capabilities:
26 LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
27 DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 *udma2
28 Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
29 PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
30 Cycle time: no flow control=227ns IORDY flow control=120ns
31 Commands/features:
32 Enabled Supported:
33 HW reset results:
34 CBLID- below Vih
35 Device num = 0
38 Another thing this post said was that the person switched from the
39 scsi/sata system for the drive to the deprecated ide/sata model.
41 Admittedly, I haven't rebuild the kernel in a while. I'm running
42 2.6.21-gentoo-r4. This was because when I tried to upgrade to the next
43 stable version of the kernel after 2.6.21-gentoo-r4, it wouldn't
44 recognize my hard drive as a sata, so I went back to a kernel version
45 that I knew worked. Do you think a kernel upgrade would help solve the
46 problem.
48 BTW I have 2 gig of memory on this laptop, so the issue shouldn't be
49 memory related.
51 Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the assistance! :-)
53 Regards,
55 Colleen
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Re: [gentoo-user] DVD Playback Problem Florian Philipp <lists@××××××××××××××××××.net>