Subject: Re: SCSI probe on cdrom drive a little off in current
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/10/1995 00:31:56
Herb Peyerl writes:
> "Perry E. Metzger" <>  wrote:
>  > Mine (a Toshiba drive on an NCR controller -- i386 machine) does the
>  > same. It also has the interesting property that it does not appear
>  > that the mechanisms to eject the drive with ioctls work in the
>  > standard way, although I have to research this more. Anyone else
>  > notice this?
> Not I.
> ncr0 targ 4 lun 0: <TOSHIBA, CD-ROM XM-3401TA, 3593> SCSI2 5/cdrom removable
> cd0 at scsibus0cd0(ncr0:4:0): 250ns (4 Mb/sec) offset 8.
> : cd present, 243950 x 2048 byte records

For me...

 ncr0 targ 2 lun 0: <TOSHIBA, CD-ROM XM-3601TA, 0725> SCSI2 5/cdrom removable
 cd0 at scsibus0cd0(ncr0:2:0): asynchronous.
 : drive empty

That was with a disk in the drive.

> (The CD that's in there is a music one. And after rebuilding 'workman' from
> sources rather than using the package, the eject worked flawlessly).

I don't suppose someone could convince you to build a version with the
olvwm support statically linked in :-)