Optical drive not seen when hotplugged to Dell D810's bay

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sun Feb 10 13:47:16 UTC 2008

On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 13:47:31 +0100
wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:

> Hello there,
> when I replace (hotplug) the secondary battery of my D810 with the
> CD/DVD writer, my Fedora 8 doesn't seem to acknowledge this hardware
> change. To make the optical drive recognized by the system, I have to
> get it plugged to the bay at boot time.

Is the controlled set up as AHCI or ICH/PIIX (what does dmesg say)

> I tried restarting haldaemon, and even a rescan_scsi_bus.sh, but the
> drive is not seen when hotplugged in.

It may be neccessary to run ACPI methods as well. A rescan works for the
newer IBM systems but I don't know about the Dell boxes.


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