SUMMARY: CD writer problem

From: Monika Gindl (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2000 - 08:51:00 CST

Hi sun-managers,

sorry for that (very) late summary. (Original posting at the end of

I couldn't solve the problem with the CD writer - it seems that the
reason is a failure of the CD writer hardware.

Thanks for your help!

I got following suggestions:

Jeff Kennedy <>:

"I had a similar problem that turned out to be scsi bus. My writer is a

scsi-1 50 pin centronix. I also have an external disk that is scsi-2.
When I tried putting the writer at the end of the chain and terminating
with scsi-1 it crapped out. When I put it in the middle and terminated
bus with scsi-2 it was fine."

Mark Hargrave <>>

"You might check to see if the CD Writer is terminated

Dr. Tom Leitner <>:

supposed that the Audio CD might be damaged.

David Evans <>:

"If your trying to listen to the CD then try and plug your speaker or
headphones into the front socket. If this works then the CD is player
is fine and the problem could be (in no order):

1. block size may need to be set to 512k instead of 2Mb which most
        drives default to,
2. bad termination,
3. SCSI chain too long, or
4. failed hardware.

If your trying to mount the CD to "view" the tracks like you would mount

a hard drive or ISO9600 CD_ROM then your out of luck. There is not
made for Solaris to support this function. The best you can do is
something like "workman" to control the CD player. It will then read the

tracks for you like a CD player. "


Original posting:

Hi sun managers,

my problem is a little bit off-topic:

I'm using a PHILIPS CDD2600 with SCSI-ID 5 on following Solaris box:

SunOS eagle 5.5.1 Generic_103640-24 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-1
with CD writing software GEAR Standard Version 3.32. installed.

When I try to read tracks of an audio CD, I get an error message:

Read operation was not successfull.

In /var/adm/messages, following error log appears:

Dec 22 16:47:09 eagle unix: WARNING:
/sbus@1f,0/espdma@e,8400000/esp@e,8800000 (esp0):
Dec 22 16:47:12 eagle unix: Disconnected command timeout for Target 5.0

Dec 22 16:47:12 eagle unix: gd@esp0t5l0: transport error: Command timed

Is it possible that I have problems with the SCSI bus on that host? Or
is it the CD-Writer?
Has anybody of you had a similar error message?k

Any suggestions will help!

I will summarize,


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