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Old 5th January 2007, 04:19
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Question External USB DVD Drive Setup on Ubuntu...

Hello all.

On one of my laptops (Sony PCG-K27) my internal CD / DVD drive went south. I can read CD's but can't read / write CD or DVD's. So I bought a USB I/O Magic External DVD Rewritable Drive. (Dual Format Double Layer)

16x DVD+-RW/+-R

Specs:

Interface Type: USB 2.0
Write Methods: Disc-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Multi-Session, Packet Writing (Variable & Fixed).

Does everything but make coffee.

The laptop I'm trying to get it installed on is running Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft!.

I recompiled the kernel as suggested in the "How To Compile A Kernel - The Ubuntu Way" by Falko, but since I didn't know what I was doing there was no luck. From what I've read, I need to have SCSI support built in.

I tried switching the USB cable to a better one thinking that that may be a problem; Still no luck. I also tried using different USB ports on the laptop and 'No Go' there either.

BTW, I had 2 USB Memory Sticks in 2 of my USB 2.0 ports and they worked perfectly fine. However, in order to troubleshoot this problem I removed them and plugged in the USB cable from the External DVD drive into one of the USB slots.

Here is the output of lsmod:
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Module Size Used by
loop 17672 0
isofs 38076 0
udf 89348 0
sg 37404 0
sd_mod 22656 0
usb_storage 75072 0
libusual 17040 1 usb_storage
usblp 15488 0
binfmt_misc 13448 1
usbhid 45152 0
rfcomm 42260 0
l2cap 27136 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 53476 4 rfcomm,l2cap
sonypi 24252 0
radeon 118816 2
drm 74644 3 radeon
acpi_cpufreq 8644 0
speedstep_lib 5764 0
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
cpufreq_stats 7744 0
freq_table 6048 2 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave 2944 0
cpufreq_ondemand 8876 1
cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
video 17540 0
tc1100_wmi 8324 0
sony_acpi 6412 0
sbs 16804 0
pcc_acpi 14080 0
i2c_ec 6272 1 sbs
hotkey 11556 0
dev_acpi 12292 0
container 5632 0
button 7952 0
battery 11652 0
asus_acpi 17688 0
ac 6788 0
sbp2 24584 0
scsi_mod 144648 4 sg,sd_mod,usb_storage,sbp2
lp 12964 0
ipv6 272288 10
nfs 250316 1
lockd 67976 2 nfs
sunrpc 165948 3 nfs,lockd
af_packet 24584 2
joydev 11200 0
tsdev 9152 0
snd_ali5451 25356 1
snd_ac97_codec 97696 1 snd_ali5451
snd_ac97_bus 3456 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 47360 0
snd_mixer_oss 19584 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 84612 3 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
psmouse 41352 0
i2c_ali1535 7940 0
8139cp 24832 0
pcmcia 40380 0
serio_raw 8452 0
wlan_scan_sta 15744 1
snd_timer 25348 1 snd_pcm
evdev 11392 4
parport_pc 37796 1
parport 39496 2 lp,parport_pc
shpchp 42144 0
pci_hotplug 32828 1 shpchp
i2c_ali15x3 8708 0
8139too 29056 0
mii 6912 2 8139cp,8139too
pcspkr 4352 0
i2c_core 23424 3 i2c_ec,i2c_ali1535,i2c_ali15x3
ath_pci 100000 0
ath_rate_sample 16512 1 ath_pci
wlan 207580 4 wlan_scan_sta,ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
ati_agp 10636 1
agpgart 34888 2 drm,ati_agp
yenta_socket 28812 1
rsrc_nonstatic 15360 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 43924 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ath_hal 192976 3 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
snd 58372 8 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_o ss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 11232 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 11400 1 snd_pcm
ext3 142728 1
jbd 62228 1 ext3
ohci1394 37040 0
ieee1394 306104 2 sbp2,ohci1394
ehci_hcd 34696 0
ohci_hcd 22532 0
usbcore 134912 7 usb_storage,libusual,usblp,usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hc d
ide_generic 2432 0
ide_cd 33696 0
cdrom 38944 1 ide_cd
ide_disk 18560 3
generic 6276 0
alim15x3 13324 0 [permanent]
thermal 15624 0
processor 31560 2 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 6020 0
fbcon 41504 0
tileblit 3840 1 fbcon
font 9344 1 fbcon
bitblit 7168 1 fbcon
softcursor 3328 1 bitblit
vesafb 9244 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8704 1 capability
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

scsi_mod and usb_storage look interesting but I haven't a clue as to what they are. Note: I do have a USB hub hooked up to support more USB devices.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to get this problem fixed I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise, I may have to return this drive in favor of another one. And if that's the case, does anyone know of an external USB DVD reader / burner that will work?

Thanks,

Steve
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