Please keep the old IDE chipset drivers so that external CD writers can work

Wenzhuo Zhang wenzhuo at
Wed Apr 2 12:58:24 UTC 2008


Starting from Gutsy, the old IDE chipset drivers are no longer included in the kernel package. The libata based drivers, being cleaner and easier to maintain, have taken the places of the old drivers.

However, external CD writers don't work with the new libata based IDE drivers. Please see bug report #109211 <> for details. Considering that external CD/DVD writers are widely used hardware, I suggest keep the old IDE drivers until this bug is fixed, so that users can still use their external CD/DVD writers in Ubuntu after very little manual configuration. They should not conflict with anything if not loaded.


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