[Bug 54620] XUbuntu tends to crash when accesing external DVD drive via USB2.0

Miha_K miha.kitic at mladi.org
Tue Apr 17 22:56:32 UTC 2007

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There are 2 possible bugs included here:

1. XUbuntu desktop tends to crash when accesing external DVD drive NEC.
The crash doesn't happen alway but it happens  quite consistently after
inserting several DVD's and mounting drive several times. Not all
application will crash though. For a while mouse will still run, but CPU
load meter will stop. Some application will be accessible for a while
but as time passes everything will freeze and CPU will be 101% busy.

2. Another possbile issue (of the same bug) is related to FAT32 which is
mounted under /media/hda1. Whenever such crash (see no. 1) occures
computer needs to be restarted. When this happens errors appear on FAT
partition. It is possible that error ocures while trying to read
external DVD and write to FAT32 at the same time. Errors include several
crosslinked files and all the changes made to the FAT32 partition during
Xubuntu session are usually lost. Linux is not able to fix FAT32 after
restart but Win XP can usually fix all the errors without the loss of
data (from last Windows session -  what was done during the last Xubuntu
session is of course lost)

I am running Xubuntu on Laptop CLEVO D22ES with
2.4GHz Celeron processor, FUJITSU MHT2030AT-28GiB disk
and external _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A DVD recorder

** Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
     Assignee: Philip Paquette
         Status: Needs Info

XUbuntu tends to crash when accesing external DVD drive via USB2.0

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