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Beitragvon bertf » 22.11.2007 17:52

Hallo. I can read German, but I'd rather write English...

In the search of how to get the DVDdrive to work I stumbled on something strange which might give someone a hint. The boot order in the BIOS makes a difference, possibly because the drives are thereby ordered differently internally.

I run openSUSE 10.3 and compiled my kernel myself (2.6.23.8).

With this kernel, when in the BIOS the settings are: "First try to boot from the DVD, then from the hardrive", then the system boots quickly, but the DVD is not detected.

The other way around, when in the BIOS the settings are: "First try to boot from the harddisk, then from the DVD", the the system sees the DVD-drive, but reports an internal error and hangs for minutes (as it does with the kernel that comes with SUSE 10.3). Dmesg shows loads of things like this:
ata3.00: class mismatch 3 != 1
ata3.00: revalidation failed (errno=-19)
ata3: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
ata3: soft resetting port
ata3.00: configured for PIO0
ata3: EH complete
ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
ata3.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:00:20/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 cdb 0x12 data 36 in
res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
ata3: soft resetting port


No, there is no DVD in the tray. It boots from the harddisk both ways.

In both cases there is no device at all to use.

Values for the DVD according to the BIOS:
- transfermode=FPIO4/DMA2
- UltraDMA=Mode2

The DVDdrive is made by LG, type GSA-T20N
"Atapi CDROM ultra DMA Mode 2"
PCI-chips are made by nVidia (MCP51 and C51)

Anyone any hints?[/quote]
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon bertf » 24.11.2007 00:27

I have my DVD player working:)

Don't yet know which steps may be skipped, but this should work;

- get Linux kernel version: 2.6.24-rc3

- some of the probably important settings in .config:
Code: Alles auswählen
CONFIG_FUJITSU_LAPTOP=m
CONFIG_IDE=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=m
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_SATA is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK is not set
CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEACPI=y
CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y
# CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y
CONFIG_SCSI=y
CONFIG_SCSI_DMA=y
CONFIG_SCSI_TGT=m
CONFIG_SCSI_NETLINK=y
CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=y
CONFIG_ATA=y
# CONFIG_ATA_NONSTANDARD is not set
CONFIG_ATA_ACPI=y
CONFIG_SATA_AHCI=y
CONFIG_SATA_NV=y
CONFIG_PATA_ACPI=m
# CONFIG_PATA_AMD is not set
CONFIG_ATA_GENERIC=m
CONFIG_MD=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM=m
CONFIG_I2C_NFORCE2=m
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_REALTEK=y
CONFIG_SND_HDA_GENERIC=y
CONFIG_SOUND_PRIME=m
CONFIG_SOUND_OSS=m
CONFIG_HID_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_HID=m


- compile, etc.

- At first I thought I had to boot with kernel option hda=nodma, but now it works without this. Dunno which option did it.

- kernel 2.6.24-rc3 will give you sound too, though not from your speakers.

- Unfortunately display brightness control still does not work, despite the Fujitsu module.

Up to the next issue:/
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Beitragvon Ritschie » 24.11.2007 19:49

Thanks a lot for your posting,

I have the same problem ( topic,19588,-amilo-2528.html ). But now I'm optimistic :)

I'll try this, when the stable version is available.

Greeting,
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Blixmo » 03.05.2008 21:47

bertf hat geschrieben:I have my DVD player working:)

Don't yet know which steps may be skipped, but this should work;

- get Linux kernel version: 2.6.24-rc3

- some of the probably important settings in .config:
Code: Alles auswählen
CONFIG_FUJITSU_LAPTOP=m
CONFIG_IDE=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=m
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_SATA is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK is not set
CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEACPI=y
CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y
# CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y
CONFIG_SCSI=y
CONFIG_SCSI_DMA=y
CONFIG_SCSI_TGT=m
CONFIG_SCSI_NETLINK=y
CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=y
CONFIG_ATA=y
# CONFIG_ATA_NONSTANDARD is not set
CONFIG_ATA_ACPI=y
CONFIG_SATA_AHCI=y
CONFIG_SATA_NV=y
CONFIG_PATA_ACPI=m
# CONFIG_PATA_AMD is not set
CONFIG_ATA_GENERIC=m
CONFIG_MD=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM=m
CONFIG_I2C_NFORCE2=m
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_REALTEK=y
CONFIG_SND_HDA_GENERIC=y
CONFIG_SOUND_PRIME=m
CONFIG_SOUND_OSS=m
CONFIG_HID_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_HID=m


- compile, etc.

- At first I thought I had to boot with kernel option hda=nodma, but now it works without this. Dunno which option did it.

- kernel 2.6.24-rc3 will give you sound too, though not from your speakers.

- Unfortunately display brightness control still does not work, despite the Fujitsu module.

Up to the next issue:/


Hello, I've the same computer nad same problems, processor lag and no DVD.

Can you please explain how to compile etc? What to do with the config settings etc? Well, thanks anyways!

Kind Regards,
Blixmo
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Ritschie » 29.08.2008 22:10

bertf hat geschrieben: - kernel 2.6.24-rc3 will give you sound too, though not from your speakers.

openSUSE 11.0 (Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1) and

Code: Alles auswählen
alsaconf

as root will give your sound a voice - as well from the speakers.

Regards,
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Blixmo » 30.08.2008 00:59

I've been looking for an answer for like a half year now, I can't get any Linux dist to work on my computer, i can manage to install it, but dont get DVD-drive to work, I also have huge processor lags. I've tried to compile my own kernels but still no DVD or processor float, can someone please help me? I've also heard that the new Open Suse 11.0 should work? Is that true? Well, I dont understand german, so i prefer english..

Yours,
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Ritschie » 30.08.2008 15:24

Hey Blixmo,

if you use the network-installation, you will get your openSUSE 11.0 work on your Xa 2528. I can't certify any processor lags by using openSUSE 11.0 on my Amilo Xa 2528.

Only my DVD-drive don't work anymore, but I don't tried to compile the Kernel myself - I think, I'm not clever enough :D
A friend of a fellow worker of mine is working by SuSE. I asked him about this Problem and now I'm wating for an answer. If I get some, I will inform you.

Regards,
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Blixmo » 21.09.2008 21:16

Ritschie hat geschrieben:Hey Blixmo,

if you use the network-installation, you will get your openSUSE 11.0 work on your Xa 2528. I can't certify any processor lags by using openSUSE 11.0 on my Amilo Xa 2528.

Only my DVD-drive don't work anymore, but I don't tried to compile the Kernel myself - I think, I'm not clever enough :D
A friend of a fellow worker of mine is working by SuSE. I asked him about this Problem and now I'm wating for an answer. If I get some, I will inform you.

Regards,
Ritschie


Aha, so if I make a network installation of OpenSuse 11.0 I will get it to work? Sound etc will work? Just no DVD-drive? Well, its kinda enoying to dont have a working DVD-drive either.. Well, thanks!

Yours,
Blixmo
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Ritschie » 22.09.2008 00:29

Blixmo hat geschrieben:
Ritschie hat geschrieben:Aha, so if I make a network installation of OpenSuse 11.0 I will get it to work? Sound etc will work? Just no DVD-drive?

Yes. But be careful with the kernel-update. With the newest Kernel (2.6.25.16-0.1) I have the old boot-problems. So I use furthermore the kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1

Have fun ;)
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Blixmo » 22.09.2008 22:15

Ok ok, but still no DVD-fix? :(
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Blixmo » 26.09.2008 19:12

Bah, I get so tierd of this, i can't get my DVD-rom to work under any dist, I've tried Slackware, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse and Knoppix, none works. I've laso followed some kernel compile steps but I don't manage it to work either, so are there anyone out there who have a soulution? Then please share it with us or with (me).

I've heard that the new Ubuntu release will work, but I don't know if its a myth or not.

One more thing, I don't speak German, I use this forum becouse you get alot of more help here compared to the english ones.

Well, hope you guys can help me with this!

Thanks!

Yours,
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon __bliss » 27.09.2008 00:30

Hi all. I've been fucking about with the laptop for about a week. At first I tried to install Debian (and all the time failed it that), then managed to install openSUSE 11.0 from the harddrive (under windows copied dvd content to fat partition and fed this to installer). The real headache is DVD drive absence. The default openSUSE 11.0 kernel is 2.6.25.5. All the people, who managed to get to work the DVD drive seem to use Ubuntu via network install. People at French amilo forum suspect that dvd problems are connected with one of kernel options, namely CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ, which is advised to comment out. But this option seems to be present in kernels up to 2.6.24 branch only. In the default config of 2.5.25.5 of the distro there is no such an option. Moreover, when I tried to feed an old config of 2.6.24.4 from the French forum to make menuconfig, the latter removed the string
Code: Alles auswählen
# CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ is not set
completely. Thus, the option is always on. Don't know what to do. Don't want to downgrade the kernel, moreover having compiled 2.6.26.5 I got wlan to work.
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon __bliss » 01.10.2008 13:06

Hi all. Now I managed to get DVD drive to work. I installed Debian from harddrive (etchnhalf release), download vanilla kernel 2.6.24.7, updated config in accordance to settings above and compiled it. DVD drive is working... Updated to Lenny. Still all is OK. If anyone want to get DVD drive working on the laptop, one should only use kernel up to 2.6.24. Sad but true...
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon Blixmo » 01.10.2008 21:31

__bliss hat geschrieben:Hi all. Now I managed to get DVD drive to work. I installed Debian from harddrive (etchnhalf release), download vanilla kernel 2.6.24.7, updated config in accordance to settings above and compiled it. DVD drive is working... Updated to Lenny. Still all is OK. If anyone want to get DVD drive working on the laptop, one should only use kernel up to 2.6.24. Sad but true...


A sounds wonderful mate, but can you please explain little more? I'm kinda newb on this compile etc. Is there any Debian dist working? Or what do you mean?

Thanks!
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Re: Getting the DVDdrive to work (Amilo XA2528)

Beitragvon marksken » 25.02.2009 23:22

Anyone here who has the dvd-drive working ?
Could someone write a tutorial for doing it ?

Thanx Marksken
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