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Re: TuxTops 20U: CDR and PCMCIA problems



on Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 06:08:22PM -0800, Heather (star@starshine.org) wrote:
> > > Or try fiddling with hdparm parameters.
> > Hmmm...  Pointers?  Haven't tried that yet.
> 
> (while it is "being normal" to you, try this and see if it works - if it
>  does, then try slipping its respective halves into the apm event.d sequence)
> 
> Try using hdparm to order the CD to completely shutdown/stop spinning.
> Then use hdparm to order it to spin back up again.  
> 
> (I don't have the device at hand, but -y says to tell it "suspend" and I bet
> it's going -Y "sleep" which would need some sort of reset to recover.  I'm not
> sure how to get an IDE chain to issue a reset on demand.)
> 
> "fiddling" with parameters might be because some IDE option (that perhaps 
> there is a flag for) is "allergic" to the sleep/wake sequence, or just plain 
> ol' flaky.  
> 
> Anyways if you can manage to reproduce the flakiness and a recovery using a
> bit of scientific experiment with hdparm, then you win. 

I'm beginning to think it's a connection problem.  No fiddling with
anything (though I did install hdparm and am trying to figure out how to
use it -- maybe the CDR got scared straight), no problems in the past 24
hours.  Need to try an APM sleep....

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