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ewan.paton
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:35 am    Post subject: how to have a quiet cdrom Reply with quote

im not sure if this realy counts as a tip as it may be pretty rudimentary but i found it useful

if like me and most people these you have a cdrom which rotates at some daft speed which you mostly dont need, and you want to listen to music etc on a cd without somthing akin to a circular saw whirling in the background then here is how to slow it down.

use the command "hdparm -E 8 /dev/cdrom"
to slow it to an 8 speed drive, this is also handy if like one of my mates the drive overheats after 25 mins of use

if you play with some of the other hdparm options your suposed to be able to quieten your hd but it doesnt really work for any of my disks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 8:05 am    Post subject: snap! Reply with quote

I have been wondering about that for a while! Thanks! :D
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx a lot.

My CD-ROM was a stupid squaller before.
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