Non-coder contribution: hardware testing

Ricardo Lameiro ricardolameiro at
Tue May 25 11:23:04 BST 2010

Ok lets try to go somewhere,  I dont understand what is happening but i
searched on the internet and found this

a possible solution (firmware update)

<>Is the drive on an
external enclosure or internal? did you tried to do a manual mount of the

2010/5/25 Paul DeShaw <pauldeshaw at>

> Greetings,
> After struggling for months to get my HP DVD/CD ROM to work in Ubuntu
> Studio, I decided I would ask the developers if they want me to run any
> tests so they can make it work in future releases. This way I might get to
> contribute something back to the project as well as get my own system
> working again.
>  This HD DVD Writer 840d worked flawlessly before upgrading from 8.04 to
> 9.10. It worked fine to run the upgrade from within 8.04, and it worked fine
> to do a clean 10.04 install.  There is no problem booting from it, but it
> becomes undetectable when I boot from the hard drive. I have also tested the
> optical drive while running generic Ubuntu 9.10 from a flash drive, and it
> seemed to work, though I didn't try burning any media. Since it ran with
> generic Ubuntu, I thought it might be an Ubuntu Studio-specific problem, and
> perhaps the developers should know about it.  I did file a bug report in
> Launchpad against 9.10, but it didn't go anywhere; I also noticed a similar
> bug report and forum post for earlier versions, also unresolved.  This may
> be a persistent problem in post-Hardy Ubuntu Studio.  Please let me know if
> there are any tests you want me to run.  If not, I'll shop around for a new
> drive and/or distro, but I would _really_ like to see Ubuntu Studio work out
> of the box with common IDE optical drives, and hope I can help you make that
> happen.  If this is happening to a lot of users with similar hardware, I
> fear it could negatively impact the adoption of Ubuntu Studio.
> Please let me know what other hardware information you need, and how to
> find it.  I'll probably have to run some reports, since I no longer have
> paper documentation.
> If there is a more appropriate venue for this issue, please say so.  I
> tried Launchpad, Ubuntu-studio-users-list, linux-audio-users-list, and
> Ubuntu forums so far, without much success.
> Sincerely,
> Paul DeShaw
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