rpl8(8)                (15 September 2005)                rpl8(8)

          rpl8 - Firmware loader for DVD drives

          rpl8 /dev/cdrom [-[dump-only]|firmwarefile]

          rpl8 is a program for Linux 2.4 and upwards that uploads
          firmware to DVD drives (mostly DVD+RW).

          rpl8 stands for RICOH Program Loader 8, though it also sup-
          ports Program Loader 9.

          The program never updates Program Loader code so that you
          should always be able to downgrade your firmware in case
          something goes wrong.

          So far rpl8 has been tested with the following:
          * HP dvd100i
          * Ricoh MP5120A
          * Philips DVDRW208
          * HP dvd200i

          To run rpl8 correctly, make sure you have no media in drive.
          Optionally go to single user mode and reboot after uploading
          the new firmware.

               Only backs up the firmware.  Note that you might have
               to reboot even after this.

          Getting messages like this is "normal"

               ide-scsi: Strange, packet command initiated yet DRQ
               isn't asserted

          rpl8 is in public domain.

          This manual page was written by Elias Kunnas
          <elias_kunnas@welho.com>, for the Debian project (but may be
          used by others).

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