Laptop Reccomendation

ben darby ben at
Tue Mar 13 09:28:07 UTC 2007

* Jim Smith wrote:
> >> the disc is in the drive _at bootup_ then the disc is recognised, the
> >> icon is displayed and disc can be played normally. Also, if there is a
> >> disc in the drive at boot and then that disc is ejected all subsequent
> >> discs are recognised when loaded. In short there has to be some sort of
> >> disc, even a blank will do, in the drive at boot for the drive to work.
> >>
> > /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
> This was one of the first things I looked at. Unless there is some kind
> of disc in the drive /dev/scd0 is not created at boot.

Jim, I've got a similar vaio but fe series with the same DVD drive mine
is mapped to /dev/hda;

ben at vaio:~$ dmesg |grep DVR
[    4.520000] hda: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

with the harddrive on /dev/sda, is the above line present in your dmesg
output without the cd inplace? if so u should just be able to manually
mount it? i also have a symlink from /dev/hda -> /dev/dvd where xine,
etc. is set to look for a dvd by default.

also re the webcam, the driver you need is in the gspca-source package
and u'll have to compile the module for it to work, all the doc on what
todo will be under /usr/share/doc/gspca-source

ben darby
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