Tristan Wibberley maihem at
Sat Nov 19 18:48:19 CST 2005

George Farris wrote:
> I had a new user ask me the other day what the message, "Your computer
> may be too slow to use the burner", meant and what could be done.
> I went through the procedure of enabling DMA on the writer.  I'm
> wondering if in Dapper we could get a different message.  Something
> along these lines:
> -------  Dialog box  ----------
> Your CD/DVD burner system is too slow, possibly DMA is not enabled on
> your burner,  would you like to enable it and try again?
> <Yes>  <No>
> -------------------------------
> This message would at least make more sense and give the new user a way
> to deal with the problem.

If it is safe to enable DMA on a given drive, shouldn't it be enabled by
default? If it is not enabled, the computer shouldn't be offering to
enable it for a user that may not know what the hell is going on as it
may not be safe to do so.

Just my tuppence

Tristan Wibberley

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