Hotplugging DVD-drive on laptop

Asked by trtl on 2007-03-20

Right. On top of my wishlist for my Dell 510m is a fully working Ubuntu install. And I must say, Feisty is looking very good in that respect: excellent wifi roaming, suspend to disk works brilliantly (no more annoying missing mouse cursor after resume, fixed), and I can live with manually installing 915fix for my intel-graphics to get my native resolution (hey, we can't all have it in the standard install, can we...).
Now for the one remaining leetle problem: hotswapping the DVD-drive for my second battery-pack. As I'm on the road a lot, you can see where that comes in handy. Ideally, I would like it to appear/reappear just like a USB-stick or something.
Edgy continually crashed on me when trying this. So I had to live without my drive. Feisty on the other hand, doesn't crash, one way or another:

Scenario 1 - Boot with DVD-drive in. Drive works. Eject it and behold:

Mar 20 20:49:26 dell kernel: [ 86.460000] res 00/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x2 (HSM violation)
Mar 20 20:49:26 dell kernel: [ 86.460000] ata2: soft resetting port
Mar 20 20:49:27 dell kernel: [ 86.772000] ata2: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
Mar 20 20:49:32 dell kernel: [ 91.776000] ata2: soft resetting port
Mar 20 20:49:32 dell kernel: [ 92.088000] ata2: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
Mar 20 20:49:37 dell kernel: [ 97.092000] ata2: soft resetting port
Mar 20 20:49:37 dell kernel: [ 97.404000] ata2.00: disabled
Mar 20 20:49:38 dell kernel: [ 97.908000] ata2: EH complete
Mar 20 20:49:38 dell kernel: [ 97.908000] VFS: busy inodes on changed media.
Mar 20 20:49:38 dell kernel: [ 97.912000] VFS: busy inodes on changed media.

But Feisty continues to run - without DVD-drive. It's even been nice enough to remove the icon from my desktop. Putting the drive back in, and nothing changes (nothing in the log files either).

Scenario 1 - Boot with DVD-drive out and battery pack in: when changing it, the drive is not recognized at all.

I post this as a support request as I'm unsure where to post a bug report. Anybody any ideas how to achieve my ultimate goal?

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2007-04-10
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2007-04-10
trtl (pdersjant) said : #2

Unfortunately, that link gives me the message:

'This site is accessible by launchpad admins and members of the Launchpad Beta Testers team only.'

However, if you can confirm linux-source is indeed the package to file the bug against I shall go and do so ;-).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

trtl (pdersjant) said : #4

On 10/04/07, Support Tracker Janitor <email address hidden>
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https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.17/+ticket/4304/+makebug should work. Yes, report it as a bug, there's very little we can do about this unless it is reported as such.

trtl (pdersjant) said : #6

Reported.