[Novalug] Kernel configuration for optical drive.
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Wed Mar 17 20:02:04 EDT 2010
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 06:14:54PM -0400, Alan Grimes wrote:
> I shouldn't have to ask this after so many long years. I just realized
> that my brick formerly known as my linux box wasn't recognizing its
> optical drive as an optical drive because it had not occurred to me that
> I had disabled my ATAPI driver along with all the other stuff which
> went from the latest stable version to deprecated in the space of six
> months... It violates every shred of common sense I have but it seems
> I'm expected to activate the SCSI CD-rom driver... This entire mess is a
> usability catastrophy and it seems that this list consists of about 30%
> users and 70% penguins (who are incapable of comprehending usability
> What ever happened to the days when if you had an ISA card, you turned
> on an ISA driver, if you had a serial port, you loaded a serial driver,
> if you had a ATA/IDE hard drive, you loaded an ATA driver, if you had an
> ATAPI CD-ROM device, you loaded an ATAPI driver...
Maybe it would have been automatically detected and configured had you not
"removed and masked hal" as you said earlier.
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