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Thread: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

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    Default openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    New to Suse, years since I messed with Linux (Red Hat was last go). Have done pretty well, found out how to get the wireless Broadcom to work, going well.

    The DVD had never been recognized...CD functions fine, no DVD support. Anyone know where/how i can get that to work? Googled until my eyes hurt...

    Dell CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive Module
    P/N 8W007-A01
    CN-OT6411-68865-56F-008E

    Linux command is rusty, so specific instructions are appreciated...thnx

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    On Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:08:05 +0000, ewsinclair wrote:

    > New to Suse, years since I messed with Linux (Red Hat was last go). Have
    > done pretty well, found out how to get the wireless Broadcom to work,
    > going well.
    >
    > The DVD had never been recognized...CD functions fine, no DVD support.
    > Anyone know where/how i can get that to work? Googled until my eyes
    > hurt...
    >
    > Dell CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive Module
    > P/N 8W007-A01
    > CN-OT6411-68865-56F-008E
    >
    > Linux command is rusty, so specific instructions are appreciated...thnx


    When you say it "doesn't work", what specifically doesn't work? Does it
    read DVD data discs, but not play DVD videos?

    I've got a D610 right here with a DVD drive in it, and it works fine with
    11.4 (the drive is, however, just a DVD-ROM drive and not a CD-RW/DVD-ROM
    drive, I'll have to see if I have one of those as I have 3 of these
    laptops to hand at the moment).

    Jim



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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    to be specific, NO DVD will play. It didn't work upon installation from DVD boot, and doesn't work post installation. Will not read data DVD, no DVD video. Will read CD just fine. When viewing properties, it says "unknown type (application/octet-stream)".

    Thanks for the reply and I hope to hear back!!

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    Please read the following instructions under the openSUSE 11.4 section below:


    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide


    Remember to have fun!

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    On Fri, 01 Apr 2011 23:06:02 +0000, ewsinclair wrote:

    > to be specific, NO DVD will play. It didn't work upon installation from
    > DVD boot, and doesn't work post installation. Will not read data DVD,
    > no DVD video. Will read CD just fine. When viewing properties, it says
    > "unknown type (application/octet-stream)".
    >
    > Thanks for the reply and I hope to hear back!!


    What do you see with the lspci and lsscsi commands?

    Jim



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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    On Fri, 01 Apr 2011 23:36:02 +0000, Romanator wrote:

    > Please read the following instructions under the openSUSE 11.4 section
    > below:
    >
    > 'Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/d6onhy)


    Indeed, that was my first thought, but as he can't read data DVDs, it
    seems the issue isn't to do with restricted formats.

    Jim

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Fri, 01 Apr 2011 23:06:02 +0000, ewsinclair wrote:

    > to be specific, NO DVD will play. It didn't work upon installation from
    > DVD boot, and doesn't work post installation. Will not read data DVD,
    > no DVD video. Will read CD just fine. When viewing properties, it says
    > "unknown type (application/octet-stream)".
    >
    > Thanks for the reply and I hope to hear back!!


    What do you see with the lspci and lsscsi commands?

    Jim



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    lspci:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
    03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI6515 Cardbus Controller
    03:01.5 Communication controller: Texas Instruments PCI6515 SmartCard Controller
    03:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver (rev 02)

    lsscsi:
    [0:0:0:0] disk ATA ST980825A 8.03 /dev/sda
    [1:0:0:0] cd/dvd PHILIPS CDRW/DVD CDD5263 UD91 /dev/sr0

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    I'm not really sure on what the user wants... But this is what I can say:

    The drive is a Philips OEM Combo, which is capable of reading and writing CD's and only reading DVD's. The media supported is pretty much everything that is around.
    Since the user reports that the CD works fine, than it suggests that the system is picking it up properly. So, leads to another problem...

    When a normal DATA DVD is inserted (imagine a Windows Game) what happens? Can you browser through the files?

    In case you don't... does the DVD stops spinning? Does it keep spinning without stop?

    Or in another perspective... you can't play DVD media (because you are missing libdvdcss, not shipped with openSUSE or any other mainstream distro)?

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    I have tried to read DVD's that work fine in another computer, but it will not read on this PC with Suse loaded. The drive spins up and tries to read DVD, but fails. CDs work fine with no problem. The utilities loaded with Suse do not work with the drive either, particularly when trying to burn with the drive. I would say Suse still does not have the right drivers, or it is not loaded properly in some way.

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    Default Re: openSuSe 11.4 on Dell Latitude D610 - DVD function doesn't work

    i went into YaST2 control center, hardware info and noticed this setting: notready: yes
    would this be the cause? if so, how can i change that?

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