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by mfklinux
Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: stuck at loading screen
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: stuck at loading screen

As a final post on this subject, I again formated the drive and re-installed LMDE a few times. Finally I got a good installation. I think one of the problems may have been this. I was installing on sbd1. When asked where to put "boot" I said sdb1. The last time I answered sdb (without the 1). I thin...
by mfklinux
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

As a final post on this subject I believe I am supposed to mark it in some way to indicate it closed but I do not find the instructions on how to do that. I have a new external "LiteOn" usb drive. I have had no problems so far with it. The old drive still works on and off. Also, it started recording...
by mfklinux
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

It seems that the drive does not see any DVD and only some CDs. I did not believe so at first because I see so many post from others who are having what looks like the same problem, but I now believe it is a read problem on the device. I will leave this open until I have confirmed that this is the p...
by mfklinux
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

I have found that I was inserting disk that I thought were blank but some of them (maybe all, I have not check all) had been written on. I was able to tell by putting them in the Blue Ray read only drive. I found that it will accept new CD or DVD disc. When I write to one with Brasero, it writes, bu...
by mfklinux
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

I am particularly interested in your last statement . I interpret it to mean that new CD/DVDs can go bad with age. Please comment on that. My media are old. I buy a 50 pack of each and it takes a long time to use them.
Are there brands that perform better than others?
by mfklinux
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

When I click on "properties" it says

CD/DVD Drive
type unknown type (application/octet-stream
size unknown
location computer:///
accessed unknown

looking at "open with" it says
No applications avail to open "unknown"

I thought maybe this would help.
by mfklinux
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

No. I have nothing on the computer except LMDE. I have had Mint 7 and 9 previous to this. I cannot say whether it existed then or not. I don't remember. It started as a thing that would happen. I could restart the drive (power off/on) or reboot and sometimes it would work. Others it would not. It we...
by mfklinux
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

Here is more output. x@x ~ $ wodim -scanbus scsibus1: 1,0,0 100) 'SONY ' 'BD-ROM BDU-X10S ' '1.0a' Removable CD-ROM 1,1,0 101) * 1,2,0 102) * 1,3,0 103) * 1,4,0 104) * 1,5,0 105) * 1,6,0 106) * 1,7,0 107) * scsibus7: 7,0,0 700) 'HP ' 'DVD Writer 1170d' 'DH22' Removable CD-ROM 7,1,0 701) * 7,2,0 702)...
by mfklinux
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

Here is some additional output.

x@x ~ $ wodim --devices
wodim: Overview of accessible drives (2 found) :
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
0 dev='/dev/sg0' rwrw-- : 'SONY' 'BD-ROM BDU-X10S'
1 dev='/dev/sg2' rwrw-- : 'HP' 'DVD Writer 1170d'
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by mfklinux
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

Here is the output.

x@x ~ $ ls /dev/sr* /dev/dv* /dev/cd*
/dev/cdrom1 /dev/cdrom3 /dev/cdrw3 /dev/dvd2 /dev/dvdrw2 /dev/sr0
/dev/cdrom2 /dev/cdrw2 /dev/dvd1 /dev/dvd3 /dev/dvdrw3 /dev/sr1
x@x ~ $
by mfklinux
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

CD/DVD disappears from list of drives when disk inserted

My HP dvd1170has always worked only occasionally. I have tried all the fixes that I have found on the net. I recently discovered something that I had not been aware of. When I choose "computer" from the desktop, that screen comes up and shows the drive available. When I insert a disk it disappears. ...
by mfklinux
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: stuck at loading screen
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: stuck at loading screen

I may be in the same position. I am not sure what is referred to as the load screen. I have LMDE Cinamon on a 1T usb hard drive and on a usb stick (both 64 bit). I had this experience before and did re-installs (201303 edition) which fixed the problem for a few days then suddenly the computer slows ...
by mfklinux
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: You Have been banned from this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 607

You Have been banned from this forum

This is posted in hopes it will help someone else. I just tried to enter this forum and got a message that I have been banned because of spam, based on my IP address. I sent an email to the moderator, but have not received a reply as of this writing. Then I remembered I just loaded some add-ons. One...
by mfklinux
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 KDE released!
Replies: 24
Views: 24866

Re: Linux Mint 9 KDE released!

Thunderbird is scrap it always goes to IMAP and it is not possible to switch it to POP3. I had this same problem. After about 3 attempts I noticed that there is an option in the setup menu that allows you to choose pop3. I do not remember now how to get back to it to give you the details. It comes a...
by mfklinux
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I start from the DVD?
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: How do I start from the DVD?

Place the DVD in the drive and restart the machine. You need to access the Boot options screen,this is usually done by pressing F12 before the machine boots automatically. From the Boot options screen select your DVD drive and that will boot Mint from your DVD If that does not work repeat the proces...
by mfklinux
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Not able to record. Sound plays through line input jack.
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: Not able to record. Sound plays through line input jack.

Thanks for replying. It will be a day or so before I can look at this and will let you know. I am running mint 7, or that is what I have been working on. I just installed mint 8 on a separate partition. I will see if it works and post that also. MFKLINUX
by mfklinux
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Not able to record. Sound plays through line input jack.
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Not able to record. Sound plays through line input jack.

I have LinuxMint 7 with all updates. My M/B is a gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L. I was playing output from a turntable through the computer, getting speaker output, but not being able to record with Audacity or traverso (I am not knowledgeable about the use of either). Then the sound stopped for no reason. I...
by mfklinux
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S cannot burn any type disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S cannot burn any type disc

Below are the command lines that you instructed me to try. On the first line I made the assumption that I was to insert the name of the file to be burned, which is brasero.toc, along with the results. x x # growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=brasero.toc :-( /dev/sr0: media is not recognized as record...
by mfklinux
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S cannot burn any type disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S cannot burn any type disc

Thanks for responding. I will not be able to try these until sometime tomorrow afternoon or night. I will post the results as soon as I can try it.
by mfklinux
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S cannot burn any type disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

SONY BD-ROM BDU-X10S cannot burn any type disc

I have a Sony BD-ROM BDU-X10S CD/DVD player/burner. I have tried using k3b, growisofx, GnomeBaker and maybe another program or two and I cannot burn a disk. At each attempt I am ask to load a disk into the drive. Each time I click OK it says failed and gives an error: :-( /dev/sr0: media is not reco...

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