View Full Version : DVD playback in Dell Inspiron 9300

4th April 2006, 05:25 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Fedora Core 5 with no issues. The only thing bugging me is the fact that DVD playback (movies) is very choppy. I know it has to do with setting DMA on the CD/DVD drive, however I believe that since it is SATA this is not possible. This was an issue with FC4 as well, however someone rolled a kernel that fixes it. Unfortunately I can not recall what/where it was. Is there a fix for FC5? I can't believe this still isn't fixed by the Fedora group. Thanks in advance!!

8th April 2006, 03:55 AM
bump because i have the same computer with the same problem

15th June 2006, 02:23 PM
If you guys are still having this problem here is what fixed it for me on my Inspiron 9300

As root edit:
open /etc/modprobe.conf and add the following line:
options ide-cd dma=1

*note make sure there is a line break after the last line

As root edit:
open /boot/grub/menu.lst
Add this extra boot option "ide1=noprobe" before "rhgb quite"
If the previous doesn't work try one of the following
hda=noprobe hdc=noprobe where hdc is your dvd drive

Hope this helps ...