Re: broken cd-rw drive
David Fokkema wrote:
I broke my cd-rw drive. I really hope this has nothing to do with a
possible bug in linux and/or cdrecord. Here's my story...
There has been a single case of confirmed CD-RW hardware malfunctioning
due to software bugs related to Linux, and it was due to questionable
use of ATAPI codes by LG, and it only affected LG CD-ROM drives under
Mandrake 9.2 (which shipped with a patched kernel image that queried the
hardware through the use of the above-mentioned ATAPI codes). You can
check on that: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/lgerrata.php3
I don't want to sound like a zealot, but your situation does not sound
at all like it was caused by software. I know you tried not to sound
like you are blaming Debian/Linux for what happened, but please try to
exhaust all possibilities before coming up with the usual "well, this
was the only thing I changed, so it must be the cause of my problem"
Cheers, and good luck findind a replacement drive.