Kubuntu 9.04 on sony vaio VGN-NS11S

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Tue Jun 2 13:42:51 BST 2009


On Tuesday 02 June 2009 07:28:50 am Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
> Mark Greenwood wrote:
> > On Sunday 31 May 2009 16:55:22 David McGlone wrote:
> >> On Sunday 31 May 2009 11:01:16 am Humberto S. Shiromoto wrote:
> >>> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 4:12 PM, David McGlone <david at dmcentral.net> 
wrote:
> >>>> 1. Have you checked to see if the volume is up on the microphone?
> >>>
> >>> Yeah, I checked it out the volume is fine... besides that, when I plug
> >>> the headphone, the sound comes out by the headphone and by the computer
> >>> speakers.
> >>>
> >>> 2. When you put a CD or DVD in the DVD player, have you checked the in
> >>> icon
> >>>
> >>>> on
> >>>> the tool bar next to the clock? It should pop up asking you what you
> >>>> would like to do with the DVD such as "open in dolphin" "play with
> >>>> dragon player" etc, etc...
> >>>
> >>> Yeah, it simply doesn't detect anything... very very strang
> >>
> >> what do you get when you type in a console window:
> >>
> >> ls -la /dev/cdrom
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> ls -la /dev/dvd
> >
> > I'm running on a VAIO (different model) and I get the same problem - the
> > new Device Notifier doesn't do anything. I can get around it by going to
> > a terminal and typing 'mount /dev/cdrom' after I insert a disc.
> >
> > The actual problem however appears to be that HAL polling is not enabled
> > for the drive, and no command I can find will cause it to be enabled. I
> > think it might be a Sony BIOS issue.
> >
> > Mark
>
> A friend of mine has a VGN-Fj1s; the cdrom drive is sometimes not
> recognized. Accurate internal inspection and empirical trials (tried to
> pull out the drive and insert it in again adding a final "gentle" push
> with my fist) made it work again, but every now and then the problem
> would show up again. Apparently the cdrom connection has come loose. I
> wonder if different (yet I guess similar) vaios might me experiencing
> that sort of failure.

I have a similar problem with my 2nd 40Gb SCSI hard drive, so It may be a 
kernel issue.

-- 
Blessings,
David M.
http://www.dmcentral.net



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