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    -G- NNTP User

    Default Always dvd & cdrom stop working

    Hi,
    For the last 3 versions of suse, after a variable amount of time (from a few
    to several tens of minutes) in every session, my dvd and cd drives stop
    working.

    The motherboard is a ASUS P5N-E SLI. The dvd-rw drive (samsung) and an older
    pioneer dvd-rom drives work OK under XP.
    I even have updated the firmware of the dvd-rw drive, but it made no
    difference at all.

    The only thing that seems to cure this is adding "noapic" to the boot
    options, but I have no explanation for this. This is the case also in 11.3.

    Can anybody suggest what could be this problem related to, so I can
    investigate a bit further and submit a bug report?

    Many thanks,

    -G-

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    So are you using a SLI setup? Do you have nVidia video card(s)? Have you installed the nVidia proprietary binary driver (ask for more help on this item if you have not yet done so)? Have you tried upgrading the motherboard BIOS (Don't update the motherboard BIOS unless you know what you are doing and be aware that this can go wrong and disable the motherboard)?

    Most often such behavior (CD ROM drives stop working after a short time period) is hardware related, but it may not actually be a problem with the CD ROM drives, it could be a video driver problem, for instance. You might consider disconnecting them (your optical drives) one at a time to see if one will work while the other will not work.

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    -G- NNTP User

    Default Re: Always dvd & cdrom stop working

    jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    > So are you using a SLI setup? Do you have nVidia video card(s)?


    Yes

    > Have you installed the nVidia proprietary binary driver


    Yes, and kept updated though suse 11.0 until now (just installed 11.3).

    > Have you tried upgrading the motherboard BIOS (-Don't update the
    > motherboard BIOS unless you know what you are doing and be aware that
    > this can go wrong and disable the motherboard-)?


    No I have not updated the bios. I am a bit hesitant about doing it and
    ending up with an over-sized paperweight :-/

    > Most often such behavior (CD ROM drives stop working after a short time
    > period) is hardware related, but it may not actually be a problem with
    > the CD ROM drives, it could be a video driver problem, for instance.


    I see.

    > You might consider disconnecting them (your optical drives) one at a
    > time to see if one will work while the other will not work.


    Yes, good idea. The odd thing is that it all works fine in XP, it is only in
    linux that this problem happens and it is cured with the noapic flag. If
    somebody has a further idea, I would be grateful to hear it.

    Cheers and thanks

    -G-

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