Jaunty keeps hitting CD drive

Bug #366901 reported by marcusk on 2009-04-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a Dell M1530 and upgraded to Jaunty beta from Intrepid a couple of weeks ago. Since the upgrade, my computer keeps hitting the CD drive when I perform any number of actions. By "hitting", I mean that everything pauses and I can hear the CD drive start to spin even though there is no CD in there. This happens all the time but can be triggered by doing things like using google search in firefox or starting applications.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=bfc7d6fa-36e2-4921-8795-22a3d9074537
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS M1530
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic 2.6.28-11.42
ProcCmdLine: root=UUID=fbbeb807-4f37-4009-a061-6771ced4ee46 ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.28-11.42-generic
SourcePackage: linux

marcusk (marcus-kinsella) wrote :

Hi marcusk,

This is indeed quite odd. Can you comment if this is still an issue with the Jaunty final release? If so would you be willing to test the latest mainline kernel and see if the issue remains upstream? See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . I'd suggest trying the latest 2.6.230-rc8 kernel. Please let us know your results. Thanks.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
marcusk (marcus-kinsella) wrote :

Thanks Leann. Unfortunately, the laptop that had the problem was stolen a couple of weeks ago, so I won't be able to test the latest kernel. I searched around for other instances of people having the same problem, and I didn't find any. I agree it was odd, but hopefully it was due to some very peculiar configuration of my old laptop. On the bright side, it probably greatly abbreviated the life of the drive for whoever stole it, so in retrospect it was really more of a feature.

bing (ingrambj) on 2010-07-30
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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