As you might be able to guess from the title, I blew it; my new
machine that I'm bringing Linux up on has one; when I bought it
I noted "Sony CD-ROM, good, those are supported" and of course
only certain CD-ROMs are supported and the 55E isn't one of them
(at least by Slackware 2.1).
However, after doing a bit of research (CD-ROM HOWTO, hints in
the documentation) it appears that all is not lost: the Sony
55E is an "ATAPI" drive and so is the NEC CDR-260, and there's
an alpha driver for the latter. This is supposed to be a new
standard CD-ROM interface. So maybe I'm in luck.
Before I start patching this thing into my kernel, though, I thought
I'd ask here first to see if anyone else has any experience with this.
So, some questions:
1. Did anyone get a Sony CDU-55E working under Linux, with this or
2. Is anyone using the above-mentioned NEC CDR-260 driver with an NEC
CD-ROM and does it work reasonably well for that one?
Post answers if you like, but I'd like to get mail responses -- I'll
summarize whatever I find out to the net. If no one answers, I'll
just go ahead and try the sucker.
Thanks in advance.
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