Bug 24870 - support for setting optical drive speed
Summary: support for setting optical drive speed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: udisks
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: David Zeuthen (not reading bugmail)
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Reported: 2009-11-03 03:28 UTC by mehmet.giritli
Modified: 2009-11-03 03:28 UTC (History)
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Description mehmet.giritli 2009-11-03 03:28:10 UTC
For example, one could run "hdparm -E10" to lower the speed of the optical drive. It would be nice to have this feature, if possible at all.

Lowering the speed is useful when watching dvds: When the dvd drives speed is lower it generates only very low amount of noise and vibration on a laptop. Actually on windows, Toshiba provides an app that is called the "acoustic drive silencer" in order to achieve this. I believe its only task is to lower the speed of the drive.

After being so annoyed by the vibration and noise while watching a dvd on my toshiba, I run the above hdparm command and it worked like a charm, no noise at all!

In the future, I hope that gnome power manager in conjunction with totem could use such an infrastructure provided by devicekit-disks to achieve this behaviour automatically.

Kind regards

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