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cd/dvd drive will read cds but not blank dvds??

Postby root_assassin on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:57 pm

i have a dell inspiron 1525 with felica main and my drive reads cds, but notblank dvds, help?
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Re: cd/dvd drive will read cds but not blank dvds??

Postby Fred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:09 am

root_assassin,

You need to help us out a little here. Please try to be a little more specific about your problem. On its' face, your problem about not reading blank dvds is a non-problem. Blank dvd, no data to read. What did you expect it to do?

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Re: cd/dvd drive will read cds but not blank dvds??

Postby viking777 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:58 am

Possible answer: Open up synaptic and serch for 'libdvd'. When I do that I have 3 files installed (and a few that aren't). The three that are needed are libdvdread3, libdvdnav4 and libdvdcss2. If you don't have those installed then install them. it might work (or it might not!).
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Re: cd/dvd drive will read cds but not blank dvds??

Postby Fred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:52 am

I still have the question, what is to be read from a blank dvd? Honest, I don't get it. Sorry.

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Re: cd/dvd drive will read cds but not blank dvds??

Postby exploder on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:36 am

I think I understand the problem. First, completely remove the current version of Brasero using Synaptic, then install the newer Brasero packages found here.

http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=brasero

Also, if you are having problems with the CD-ROM closing, update the udev package in Synaptic. These steps should get things working for you.

@ Ferd

I think the original poster is saying that when he inserts a blank CD Nautilus does not put "blank CD" on the desktop. I don't think he actually meant reading the disk but the system seeing it. I knew what he meant because I had the same problem.
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Re: cd/dvd drive will read cds but not blank dvds??

Postby Fred on Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:15 pm

exploder,

Ahhh... see and read. Ok I am just a little slow today. I missed it. :-)

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