@related : Laptop AmiloA CDRom DVD

QSI @ http://www.qsinc.com.tw/

provides Hardware such as OpticalDiskDrives for Laptop ( AmiloA , AmiloD )

Mine can not write anymore

1st, I was suspecting this failure has something to do with blanking CDRW CDRom on Linux ?

have you guys been using linux or CD/RW when it crashed ?

Anyone fixed it somehow (FW…) ?

Got troubles too, join this Amilo list : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amilo


#root@[[AmiloA]]# dmesg | grep QS
Vendor: [[QSI]]       Model: DVD/CDRW SBW-161  Rev: SX09
#root@[[AmiloA]]# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a34 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg  Schilling
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of cdrecord
    and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
    Please send bug reports and support requests to <cdrtools@packages.debian.org>.
    The original author should not be bothered with problems of this version.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.31
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
0,0,0	  0) 'QSI     ' 'DVD/CDRW SBW-161' 'SX09' Removable CD-ROM
#root@[[AmiloA]]# hdparm -i /dev/hdc
Model=QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-161, FwRev=SX09, SerialNo=
Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=
BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=
(maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes:  sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2
Drive conforms to: device does not report version:
  • signifies the current active mode


[[Firmware]] hack by cross @ http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/talk2/ubb-files/Forum2/HTML/003363.html

I have this buggy QSI DVD/CDRW SBW-161 combo drive with SX09 firmware and with the same problems…

Of course, I cannot guarantee that your drive will come back too or this problem will never occur again. TRY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK

(Why? I just saw it is something “fresh” with high version numbers(?) and gave a try.)

  • Unzip, copy to a boot disk with ATAPI CD-ROM support (eg. a Win98 boot disk)
  • Boot from the floppy

The provided autoqsi1.bat is for patching the current firmware: saves the original, patches it, then writes back. Instead of this I simply overwrote my firmware. So..

  • Save the original firmware, for sure:

QFSBW081 /OR /Ffirmware.org

  • Write back the EX17-4:

QFSBW081 /Fex17-4.bin


cdrecord and k3b work ok

xine plays dvd (no special config) and mini-DVD 2”

blanking cdrw :

# cdrecord blank=fast -immed dev=0,0,0 # how avoid dev= ?


I just tried to burn a CDR , but It failed, i can see that half of the cd has been written.

Same problem on Windows XP w/ Nero. BTW, No Errors shows up ?

#root@[[AmiloA]]# uname -a
Linux nrv #1 Mon Aug 16 18:21:09 CEST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
#root@[[AmiloA]]# cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=2 -dao /local/tmp/amiloa.iso
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a34 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004
cdrecord: WARNING: Drive returns wrong startsec (0) using -150

It did not complain on writing but on reading I got I/O error

# less /var/log/messages
Sep  3 12:16:06 localhost kernel: VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev sr0.
Sep  3 12:16:39 localhost last message repeated 2 times
Sep  3 12:16:56 localhost last message repeated 2 times
Sep  3 12:17:46 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 81840
Sep  3 12:18:15 localhost kernel: scsi0: ERROR on channel 0, id 0, lun 0, CDB: 0x28 00 00 00 50 0c 00 00 20 00
Sep  3 12:18:15 localhost kernel: Current sr0: sense = 70  3
Sep  3 12:18:15 localhost kernel: ASC= 2 ASCQ= 0
Sep  3 12:18:15 localhost kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sep  3 12:18:15 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 81968


@ Psychodad (icq:149783344) has that one
0,0,0     0) 'QSI     ' 'CDRW/DVD SBW-241' 'VY02' Removable CD-ROM

Gericom (with [[QSI]] DVDCDRW Drive)

# flure@codefr # lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] SiS645DX Host & Memy & AGP Controller
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bdge (AGP)
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] SiS962 [[MuTIOL MediaO]] (rev 04)
0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]]: Unknown device 0016
0000:00:02.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] FireWire Ctroller
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] 5513 [[IDE]]
0000:00:02.6 [[Modem]]: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] AC'97 Modem Controller (r a0)
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] Sou Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 [[USB]] Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] USB 1.0 Controll (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] USB 1.0 Controll (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] USB 1.0 Controll (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] USB 2.0 Controll
0000:00:04.0 [[Ethernet]] controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [[SiS]] SiS900 PCI st Ethernet (rev 90)
0000:00:09.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [[GeForce4 420  32M]] (rev a3)



My Amilo has problems reading Optical disks , some media appears to be empty.

If the supplied firware level of the QSI SDW-041 Optical drive is DU03, then an upgrade to DU05 may resolve the issue.readme_1st

The current firmware level can be found using /Accessories/System Tools/System Information /Components/CD-ROM/ PNP Device ID The original string should show as : IDE/CDROM/QSI-SDW-041___DU03


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