Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Post by Sean P McN » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 04:23:03


I want to buy a DVD +/-RW drive, and I need to find out which ones are
supported. Therefore, I'm looking for resources to find out about driver
support in the kernel.

I am currently using Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog: release w/ kernel version
2.6.10, BTW.

Thanks!
 
 
 

Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Post by Sean P McN » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:44:15

Clarification:
I'm not asking whoch ones are supported - I'm asking where to get info
like this. I don't expect anyone to do my homework for me...

Thanks!

 
 
 

Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Post by femk » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 17:52:50

linux sucks!
 
 
 

Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Post by Sean P McN » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 05:49:00

Not as well as you do!
 
 
 

Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Post by AnonymousF » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 00:37:38

Sean:
I have an LG-4163B
There is a newer model (just a bit faster): LG GSA-4167B
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

I have been extremely pleased with the 4163B:
I use DVD-RAM which its support too, with Fedora4 and SUSE 10.0
Never a hitch, very reliable, fast stable.

There is no need to use a special kernel: the drive is detected... and works
just out of the box with kernel 2.6.x based Linuxes.

Just a little thing:
I have DVD+R X 16 RIDATA media, they work perfectly (at full speed) with
the same system on Windows Xp SP2, but on FC4 they write slow.
This is obviously a software issue.
It may have been fixed (did not try on SUSE 10.0 since I upgraded).

DVDX16 is nice: write 4.7 GB in about 5 mn, verify is about just as long.

AFC4
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Which DVDs are supported by Linux?

Post by James McIn » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 04:53:51

ATAPI(IDE), SCSI, USB, and FIREWIRE models are supported (all of them).