CD RW issues

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CD RW issues

Postby aoamrpink on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:19 am

I know that I have had this problem with Ubuntu in the past, but I'm not sure how I resolved it. Currently, my machine can mount and read cds no problem, but it doesn't see my writer when I try to make a cd. Amarok can't burn to it. Xcdroast can't burn and k3b can't burn. They all just hang until I kill the aplication.

Xcdroast complains that I need to have scsi-emulation enabled in the kernel. I thought 2.6 didn't use it but I may be wrong. Any help would be very appreciated.

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Postby Husse on Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:37 am

I think this has been discussed in the forum, but I can't find it :)
Do you have more than one CD drive?
Could be mounting in one and not the other...
You say CD-RW - what about CD-R? Any difference?
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Postby aoamrpink on Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:27 pm

Its just one drive, which reads disks no prob. I just can't write anything. I know this is a common thing that has been discussed before, but when I search, theres only topics about burning the isos. So I'm lost right now.
What can I do at the command line to get a little more info about whats going on?
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cd burning/kernel issues

Postby DealerMan on Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:26 am

I believe what you're experiencing is another ongoing kernel issue with burning CD's. Ever since 2.6, there are still unresolved problems with trying to burn CD's. I can burn DVD's no problem. I've tried everything worthwhile from all sorts of advice (running from command line, root, altering specific code within the program). I can't get it to work. It's my only remaining headache running Linux.

The one workaround that people recommend is running Solaris. Tried it, I couldn't even figure out how to add programs. :x
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Postby Lolo Uila on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:58 am

I wasn't aware there was a problem burning CDs, and I haven't had any trouble doing so. I'm running Cassandra GNOME on my fast P4 system (with dual burners), and XFCE CE on an old P3 test system I built recently. I have burned quite a few Mint CDs to pass around to friends on both systems.

I just dropped a CD-RW disc in the drive and dragged a random sample of files to it and it is burning as I type (using Brasero on the P3 XFCE test system). Okay, it finished without error.

Funny thing, too; this burner was pulled from a Windows XP computer because it was NOT working. It could not write, or even read disks. But I put it in this old system to test it and so far it is working fine.

Anyway... sorry I can't offer any help other than letting you know that CD burning is working for me. I wonder if the problem is specific to certain burners, or chipsets?

Good luck.

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Postby mschilling on Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:23 pm

One idea for you is to download Nero Linux 3.0 from Nero's site. It is good for 30 days and may work on your system.
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Postby Husse on Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:59 pm

It's not the burning that has been discussed, but that it does not mount and that has clearly something to do with the kernel version as lolo uila knows :)
But as it does mount to read I don't really know any solution
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Postby OU812 on Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:01 pm

I doubt this will help, but it can't hurt. Try changing your cdrecord permissions:

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chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrecord

This, of course, should be done in a terminal as root.

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Postby DealerMan on Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:17 pm

No love there either, but thanks for posting it. I don't think it's a chipset problem either, as I used to be able to burn anything & everything when Fedora Core 4 was on this box (2.4 kernel). As soon as 2.6 kernel installed, that's when my troubles began. Maybe I should go back to FC4. Just kidding!
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Postby Husse on Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:12 am

Certain versions of 2.6 have been giving problems, but I doubt of the kind we're discussing here....
This is a case where so many parameters could have an influence that it becomes very hard to find the solution
I could imagine that there's a problem with the burner program - try to (re)install brasero (is in the repos)
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