I have a ProStar 9400 laptop. I've got Linux & X up on it, and I'm
having fun. But I can't get it to talk the built-in CD-ROM. It is
a Philips CD-ROM, the DOS driver is written by Microsoft, and the
tech support rep says the controller chip is an ESS688, whatever that
I've tried the kernel patches for the 206 contoller (it's a double-speed
drive, so it can't be the 205 controller, though I *think* I tried that
one anyway), and I've also tried accessing it as hdb, hdc, and hdd by
forcing the kernel to think that each of those was a cdrom during boot
time, but none of this has worked.
I'm running the 1.2 kernel, with no patches (other than the 206 patches,
which I no longer have configured in anyway).
If anybody has any ideas, or at least can tell me where to start or how
to properly word the question about the CD-ROM (I suspect I did not get
the right question answered above), I'd be most appreciative.
"Someone's got to be the one at the head of the line to be first see the
missing head, but I'm not in any rush to head the line and so the line
has a missing head." -- THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS ("Mrs. Train.")