CD-ROM driver for Turtle Beach/Funai 6X CD-ROM?

CD-ROM driver for Turtle Beach/Funai 6X CD-ROM?

Post by Sam Glas » Fri, 25 Oct 1996 04:00:00

        I am trying to install RedHat 3.0.3 on
a PC with a CD-ROM which their kernal does not,
thus far, recognize.

        The CD-ROM mechanism is a 6X, purchased
in summer '96 from a "Future Shop".

The driver disk which came with the CD-ROM is
        Turtle Beach
        TBS 6001/6010 6x CDROM Kit v2.00F

and comes with drivers for DOS/Win/NT/OS/2.

        On the CD-ROM mechanism is printed:
NSA CD-ROM drive unit model NSCD-6X
TUV Product Services

        It uses a seperate controller card,
but the kernal does not find (when autoprobing,
or by specifying kernal parameters)
mitsumi, panasonic, sony, soundblaster, aztcd,
or any listed in the RedHat 3.0.3 docs.
        The drive also did not respond to
attempts to treat is as IDE/ATAPI on
/dev/hdb, /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd.

        On the (ISA) controller card there are:
J5 IDE connector, a block of 2 jumpers, 4-pin audio in
4 ICs:
        (TI logo) 54D1VVK  SNL4LS245N
        (unknown logo) PAL16L8BCN  3254PAE  D
        (AG, double tilde-logo) SP9052  DM74ALS244AN
        (TI logo) 54D1X2K  SN74LS245N
FCC ID:  J8Y2183
and 2 RCA audio out (L,R) connectors on back

        The card's BIOS reports it uses
Port 0x170, IRQ 15

        MS-Win95 hardware detection calls the CD-ROM
a "FUNAI E 2650" firmware 1.1

        A recent version
        of the CDROM-HOWTO didn't list any drivers
with names indicating support for "Turtle Beach"
or "Funai".  Also, I didn't find any reference
to new drivers which were recognizable as being
suitable for this card.

        Does anyone know what this beastie is,
and whether Linux drivers exist for it?

        Replies by email to

        would be appreciated (I will also check
this NG).

        TIA...and hoping a driver exists!


    Pagan, RPG designer, and user of Linux and Emacs


1. Need driver for Turtle Beach IDE CD-ROM reader

Hello one and all again,
Well, I have a new problem on a whole different computer; I wish it were
SCSI but I have been told to make do with this IDE CD-ROM drive from
Turtle Beach, Inc. The model number on the box is TBS-6002, but the
inerds show it being a model NSCD-6X from NSA.
I do not see either of these mfgr's listed on the CHWP. Has anyone else
used this model?
While I am concurrently seeking driver info from Turtle Beach, does SCO
have drivers for
this device?

Some details:
- attempting a ***FRESH*** installation of v5.0.2 .
- IDE hard drive is the master on the primary IDE on-board controller.
- CD-ROM drive is the master on the secondary IDE on-board controller.
- after the boot: prompt process, and the "Identify the Installation
Media Device"
  screen appears, I select SCSI CD-ROM and follow procedure per page 25
of SCO Release
  Notes (doc ver 5.0, May 1, 1996)
- After selecting OK to continue, I see several messages scroll off the
screen, the last
  messages are:
NOTICE: Srom: MODSENSE writing SCSI CD-ROM 0 dev 51/0 (ha=1 id=0 lun=0)
        Drive not ready: Being loaded
        Status: host=01 target=01, Key: 02 04 01

System Error 22:
       while getting fs type

Safe to power off or re-boot, etc.

Thanks in advance again, SCOsters!
Craig Cullum

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