Re: Slowing down CDROM drives (was: Re: ATAPI CDRW which doesn't work)

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 16:46:20 EST


> > Well, this has nothing to do with the above, but is there any
> > utility or /proc entry that lets me say to my CD drive that it
> > should not work at full speed?
> >
> > Basically, some drives make way too much noise when they're
> > operating at full speed. When I'd like to listen to some MP3s
> > from a burned CD-R, what I'm currently doing is copying the
> > files that I want to /tmp and listening from there, but this
> > is obviously a dirty solution. :-(
> ioctl(cd_fd, CDROM_SELECT_SPEED, speed);

Does this actually work? I helped my friend with partly broken cdrom
(worked only at low speeds) and it did not have much effect. It did
not make my cdrom quiet, either, AFAI can remember.

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