Reading DVDs on a Mac mini
benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue May 24 09:41:33 EST 2005
On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 22:07 +0200, Tom Parker wrote:
> The version of libdvdread in use is 0.9.4 (the Debian 0.9.4-5
> libdvdread3 package).
> hdparm settings for /dev/hdb (the DVD/CD-ROM drive):
> IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)
> unmaskirq = 1 (on)
> using_dma = 0 (off)
> keepsettings = 0 (off)
> readonly = 0 (off)
> readahead = 256 (on)
> HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
> hdparm -i says the drive is a "MATSHITACD-RW CW-8124".
> Any ideas? Because I'm all out of ideas, and I hope someone on here can
Does the debian package of libdvdread contains the CSS stuff ? Also, the
lack of "using_dma" is annoying... It looks like our CD/DVD kernel
driver is still dumb and still switches DMA off on any stupid error...
Have you tried booting OS X and playing the DVD once ? Maybe the drive
wants a zone to be set at least once, which MacOS does the first time
you play a DVD
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