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       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

       rpl8 stands for RICOH Program Loader 8, though it also supports 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  <>,  for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).

                                        15 September 2005                                 rpl8(8)