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Lightscribe solved

Postby anthony2010 on Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:22 am

Hi all.

Just installed Mint 5 and I think its great! So, all enthused Im thinking about going out and buying a lightscribe dvd writer.

The question is: Will it work under Mint and what programs will I need?

Hope its ok to ask this?

Anthony.
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Re: Lightscribe

Postby Husse on Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:46 am

Please post support questions in the support section
Topic moved
And DVD burner will just work
But Lightscribe is a proprietary HP solution. You can find a HP program for it here
http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadSect ... spx?id=814
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Re: Lightscribe

Postby rps63ifid on Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:22 pm

Anthony,

I have a Lightscribe drive in one of my boxes, and I found the following reference that talks about how to get it working. I've followed these steps in the hopes of being able to burn a disc image, but so far I haven't been successful. The software installs OK and recognizes the drive, but I'm bumping into some other sort of error in that it doesn't seem to think I have a Lightscribe media inserted...

Maybe this will work for you, though. Post a follow up with your results.

Reference: http://onlyubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... buntu.html

1. Download the needed pieces:
wget http://download.lightscribe.com/ls/ligh ... -intel.deb (current as of 2008/06/09)
wget http://uploads.mitechie.com/lightscribe ... 6_i386.deb

2. Install the two packages (order matters):
sudo dpkg -i lightscribe-1.14.17.1-linux-2.6-intel.deb
sudo dpkg -i 4l_1.0-r6_i386.deb

3. Fix the missing library problem:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib32/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/liblightscribe.so.1 /usr/lib32/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/liblightscribe.so /usr/lib32/
sudo ldconfig

4. Run it:
sudo 4L-gui

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Re: Lightscribe

Postby Jerry Nicholson on Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:33 am

I use the Lightscribe system software directly from http://www.lightscribe.com. The current deb package is "lightscribe-1.14.17.1-linux-2.6-intel.deb" and installs as any deb package. IMPORTANT: This package must be installed before any other lightscribe software. To actually use Lightscribe, a labeling package such as Simple Labeler or 4L-gui from Lacie must be installed. DON'T INSTALL BOTH! DAMHIKT! Simple Labeler is just that - a very simple bit of text on the label. I normally use 4L-gui and import the text or picture as a .jpg file.

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Re: Lightscribe

Postby mercier on Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:07 pm

Jerry Nicholson wrote:I use the Lightscribe system software directly from http://www.lightscribe.com. The current deb package is "lightscribe-1.14.17.1-linux-2.6-intel.deb" and installs as any deb package. IMPORTANT: This package must be installed before any other lightscribe software. To actually use Lightscribe, a labeling package such as Simple Labeler or 4L-gui from Lacie must be installed. DON'T INSTALL BOTH! DAMHIKT! Simple Labeler is just that - a very simple bit of text on the label. I normally use 4L-gui and import the text or picture as a .jpg file.

Jerry


thanks for this. works like a charm. ;)
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Re: Lightscribe

Postby anthony2010 on Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:17 pm

Thanks all! I will buy the lightscribe in about a week. The advice looks great. Hence the decision to buy. Now to get my scanner working! Aaaaagh! ( I love it really)
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Re: Lightscribe

Postby shakey_clk430 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:59 am

if you are trying lightscribe for the first time then there are some great free images on http://www.lightscribe.co.uk also i use the infiniti discs that they sell which i found are really good
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Re: Lightscribe

Postby anthony2010 on Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:29 am

Hey Thanks all!

This Lightscribe works a treat! Im so happy with mint! Now to try and figure out why my sound has died!!

Please see other post if you are a sound guru!!!

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Re: Lightscribe solved

Postby anthony2010 on Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:18 pm

Hi all.

I need to unsolve this!!

basically Ive had to re install Mint 5 for various reasons. Im now attempting to set up a NEW lighstcribe (external) drive. However when i follow the links and attempt to download the . deb package, I get an error message saying I need to alter something under preferences. It says: /tmp/lightscribe-1.14.32.1-linux-2.6-intel-3.deb could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences.

Anyhow, my system seems resistant to downloading either the .deb or the RPM package on the lightscribe site.

Is there anything I can do?

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