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NEC 5700 DVD drive freezes computer

Postby sweleys on Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:53 pm

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I have a NEC 5700 DVD drive. Anytime I place a cd in the drive, the light comes on and starts to work, then my computer freezes. Nothing works on the computer at all even after waiting. I have to manually power it off. Doing a livecd install works ok though.

I have the same problem when I use both Ubuntu and Mandriva, but both Fedora 9 and openSuse 11 the dvd drive does work.
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Re: NEC 5700 DVD drive freezes computer

Postby Husse on Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:46 pm

What about putting a DVD in it - the same?
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Re: NEC 5700 DVD drive freezes computer

Postby sweleys on Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:47 pm

The new Mandriva 2009 does work on my DVD drive.
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Re: NEC 5700 DVD drive freezes computer

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:38 pm

Obviously a kernel issue
I think Felicia will use 2.6.24-27 you could see what Mandriva 2009 uses (uname -r)
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