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booger
6th October 2004, 04:24 PM
Fedora Core 2 : Kernel 2.6.5-1.358 on a Dell Inspiron Laptop--

If I run k3b with a cd in the drive, it takes k3b to 'scanning for CD devices' several minutes to completely load and be ready to use. If I load k3b without a CD in the drive it loads quickly. My main problem is this; my burner is a MAT****A 24x, but k3b will only allow 8x burn speeds for CDR's. Using k3b makes linux run painfully slow. Here is what I've found so far...

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[root@boogers booger]# /sbin/hdparm -I /dev/hdc

/dev/hdc:

ATAPI CD-ROM, with removable media
Model Number: MAT****A CD-RW UJDA360
Firmware Revision: 1.02
Standards:
Likely used CD-ROM ATAPI-1
Configuration:
DRQ response: 50us.
Packet size: 12 bytes
Capabilities:
LBA, IORDY(cannot be disabled)
DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 *udma2
Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
Cycle time: no flow control=240ns IORDY flow control=120ns
HW reset results:
CBLID- below Vih
Device num = 0 determined by CSEL

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dmesg

cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: DMA timeout retry
hdc: timeout waiting for DMA
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: DMA timeout retry
hdc: timeout waiting for DMA
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: DMA timeout retry
hdc: timeout waiting for DMA
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: DMA timeout retry
hdc: timeout waiting for DMA
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: status error: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
hdc: status error: error=0x20LastFailedSense 0x02
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: status error: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
hdc: status error: error=0x20LastFailedSense 0x02
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
hdc: drive_cmd: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: drive_cmd: error=0x04Aborted Command
hdc: status error: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
hdc: status error: error=0x20LastFailedSense 0x02
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
hdc: status error: error=0x00
hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hdc: drive_cmd: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: drive_cmd: error=0x04Aborted Command

WTH!
booger

CD-RW
23rd November 2007, 06:56 PM
Looks like you may need a newer CD-RW drive? Can you try another one? Those error messages are probably the reason it takes K3b so long to recognize the drive. You could try turning DMA off in your BIOS first. I had a similar problem with the status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } errors on an older hard drive. IIRC turning DMA off helped.

spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7. IIRC there is also a kernel parameter that may deal with this problem too.