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Re: Dvd,dvd,dvd...

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:26:21 +0200
Mail-followup-to: users@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 01:09:21AM +1000, Petr Janda wrote:
> Mine is set to 0. SO I did sysctl hw.ata.atapi_dma=1 and it says:
> sysctl: oid 'hw.ata.atapi_dma' is read only
> Why is that?

It is a tunable as well, so set it in /boot/loader.conf.

> atacontrol has shown me that the device was in PIO4, so I set it to 
> UDMA4 instead(which is what my drive should be using as it supports it), 
> but then my dvds couldnt be read so I tried UDMA2 and it improved it 
> heaps though not perfect, and it seems that mplayer seems to crash more :S.

This is strange... Well, that the drive can't handle UDMA4 is not really
surprising, but you shouldn't see much issues with UDMA2.

*How* does mplayer crash?


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