USB / Firewire IEEE1394 DVD Writer and Linux
On this page you will a find a short guide on how to set up a Sony DRX-820UL
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Connecting via USB
Let's have a look at the easy stuff first.
You need the following configuration in the kernel (here at the moment 2.6.14):
Plug in the USB cable on the computer's side and into the DRX-820.
Vendor: SONY Model: DVD RW DRU-820A Rev: 2.0b Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 00
and the mass-storage driver should be loaded automatically (here that works even with usbmgr, hotplug isn't a problem either).
Now you can address the DVD drive as
Connecting via Firewire / IEEE 1394
Plug in the firewire Cable (it doesn't matter which port you choose on the DVD drive).
Load the modules ohci1394, sbp2 if they are not loaded automatically.
# lsmod sbp2 21956 0 ohci1394 31764 0 usb_storage 30820 0 raw1394 25484 0 ieee1394 88500 3 sbp2,ohci1394,raw1394
Using gscanbus to see the drive doesn't work here. Im just looking into this.
Written 2006-08-19 - last update 2006-08-19
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