[PlanetCCRMA] CD-ROM writing trouble with rh9 caps kernel?

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Nov 5 12:48:02 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 10:56, Chris Miles (PlanetCCRMA) wrote:
> I've just had major trouble writing some CDs under RedHat 9.
> I've been running the caps kernel since I found the hangs with the ll 
> kernel too disruptive - I'd get no keyboard accepted. I liked the disk 
> speed though!
> I've found that I could write one CD, but a second would fail with timeouts.
> Yesterday not even the first CD would write, timing out. Since this was 
> for work I decided to try the stock red hat kernel (2.4.20-37.9).
> I still had to power down, turn off at the mains and wait 10 minutes 
> before it would work and then I was back to normal (apart from the 
> ruined CDs). Phew :-)
> Any ideas what to look for? I really need reliable CD writing but I want 
> my alsa back.
> I use an ATA CD with hdc=ide-scsi and xcdroast, etc.

If the ll kernel has problems with your hardware you could try to
install the redhat based Planet CCRMA kernel and matching alsa drivers.
That should work as well as the original redhat kernel (it is not as
new, of course). It is installed with:

  apt-get install planetccrma-core-redhat
(for uniprocessor machines)

-- Fernando