Alfredo Ferrari wrote:
my PATA disk is the master on the second IDE channel (hdc). This is
actually the laptop modular bay where I can insert the DVD/2nd hard
drive/2nd battery. The same disk in the same bay on the same channel
of a D800 (where the primary disk is PATA and not SATA as in the M70)
works nicley with DMA enabled at boot time.
Unfortunately it seems to be a known Linux kernel bug/limitation (see
a rather frustrating one I must say.
I don't know much about this, but I came accross this problem for
playing dvd with xine.
It seems to me that the problem occurs on laptop with sata hd: there is
a single controller for both ide drive and sata disk and you cannot set
This problem does not occur with desktop where you have ide controller.
I have two solutions for this:
1- hdparm -c1 /dev/hdc
You can watch dvd in a better way (not perfect)
2- rip the dvd to the hard drive with dvdbackup and watch them (perfect)
Hope this help.
UFR de mathématiques et informatique
Université Paris 5 - Paris