Poll: searching for a reliable DVD-RW for Linux (Ubuntu)

'Forum Post ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Tue Nov 1 20:49:34 UTC 2005

Ari Torhamo Wrote: 

> I wasn't able to install Breezy with BenQ DW1640 at all and I had to
> use 

> another drive. Others have had the same problem, also with Plextor 740A

> which apparently has the same chipset. Initially DW1640 seems to work 

> now when I put it back after finnishing the installation with the other

> drive and then putting DMA on. There's a bug report about this (bug 

> 16901, http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16901) and this has 

> also been discussed in the forums:

> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=72056&highlight=benq

> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=71401

> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=70677


I managed to get the DW1640 working after a lot of hassle.  That was on
Hoary and Breezy was imminent.  I haven't checked if that problem occurs
with Breezy.

The computer with the DW1640 has an Intel chipset.  The module for the
via chipset was being loaded.  This is how I got around it:


I'll put a comment into bugzilla.



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