[mythtv-users] DVD Drive slow down in Gutsy

Damian O'Sullivan damian.osullivan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 19:51:50 UTC 2007

On 02/11/2007, Mark Murray <marklmurray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well,  here's what I've found.
> When I first started the dvd, my drive was going full speed and was
> quite loud.  I'd thought that letting the rc.local script run the
> command was working, but I guess it wasn't.
> However, while the disk was spinning I issued the `speedcontrol`
> command and the drive immediately responded, by slowing down.  It ran
> nice and quiet from that point on.
> I'm not sure if the command has no effect if there's no disk in the
> drive when it's issued or if my rc.local script isn't be run on boot
> up.  I'll have to look into this some more.
> Mark

I find that it works if I issue the command as root. My mythfrontend process
runs as mythtv user so perhaps this is it. I think I used to run is as root
before I upgraded.

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