CDRW Ricoh MP7083A crashing the whole system

Pierre Thibault pthibault33 at
Thu Sep 14 02:35:54 BST 2006

Tim Schmidt a écrit :
> On 9/13/06, Pierre Thibault <pthibault33 at> wrote:
>> The drive was working well on Windows just before Kubuntu was installed.
>> As I know with Google, other people are experiencing problems with this
>> drive under Linux. I bought a new DVD drive too to replace this one. It
>> is a Pionneer too. Now things are working very well.
> Interesting that others are having problems under linux as well.
> Perhaps the drive reacts poorly to some otherwise standard commands...
> If that's the case, forcing the drive to use an older (and slower)
> ATA version could help (check out hdparm) or changing the drive's
> firmware to a newer or older version.
> --tim
I don't want to spend too much on the issue. But if you would like to 
explore deeper what's going on, I can borrow you the drive so you can do 
more testing. Just tell me if you want it or not. I'll drop it at the 
Montreal's office.


Best Regards.


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