Subject: Re: Disk driver related problems?
To: Mark White <>
From: Paul (NCC/CS) <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/21/2000 09:50:33
Mark White wrote:

> I have a couple of problems which are probably related - can
> anybody shed some light on them?  I am running NetBSD 1.5
> BETA2, on a K6/2-550 (Aladdin MB).
> 1. The drive access light is on when the system boots, and
> remains on until the CDROM [samsung 40x] is first accessed.
> Doesn't matter if there's a disc in there - just cat
> /dev/cd0a will do.  Once this is done, light resumes normal
> function.

I just wanted to add that this happened to me too. I tried a
more modern soundblaster card and a 24x cdrom the other day.
The cdrom had this LED staying on problem described by Mark
above and some of xmmix volume controls and tone controls failed.
I just switched back to my old soundblaster card and 16x cdrom
and then things were fine again.





Paul      (
National Climate Centre
Australian Bureau Of Meteorology