DVD reads in Mint17, won't write. Reads & Writes in Win 8

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DVD reads in Mint17, won't write. Reads & Writes in Win 8

Post by Wiz66 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop. The DVD/CDROM is a TSSTcorp, CDDVDW SU-208FB. When I install a blank DVD, get notification that drive is already mounted and disk spins up and doesn't reject or stop. Also, ran:
55D-B ~ $ inxi -Fxzd

IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (35.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS541075A9 size: 750.2GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrom
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
Partition: ID: / size: 324G used: 249G (82%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 10.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?

I suspect a driver problem because the drive will read a DVD. Also, the DVD will read and write in Win 8 with no problem. VLC media player was installed on Mint and Win8..

Appreciate any suggestions to get this working.......

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Re: DVD reads in Mint17, won't write. Reads & Writes in Win 8

Post by Pierre » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:59 pm

that Windows System works by having an Driver for Everything .. ...
but the Linux System does not have that many Drivers, in fact very few are needed.

so, what you may need to do, is to boot using an Different Kernel,,
and see if the Read / Write issue remains, or is fixed.
- you may need to try more than one kernel, in order to find the one that works.
as it's the Kernel in the Linux System, that makes the difference, when dealing with hardware issues.
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Re: DVD reads in Mint17, won't write. Reads & Writes in Win 8

Post by Wiz66 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:24 pm

Is it possible to find the proper debian driver for my optical drive and recomplie my current kernal?

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Re: DVD reads in Mint17, won't write. Reads & Writes in Win 8

Post by phd21 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi Wiz66,

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Dvd's won't play - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=267440&hilit=regionset


Hope this helps ...
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Re: DVD reads in Mint17, won't write. Reads & Writes in Win 8

Post by Wiz66 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:58 pm

$ inxi -Fxzd
System: Host: wiz2-Satellite-C55D-B Kernel: 3.13.0-153-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.4)
Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Machine: System: TOSHIBA (portable) product: Satellite C55D-B version: PSCN4U-00P002
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: ZBWAE version: 1.00 Bios: TOSHIBA version: 1.10 date: 04/13/2014
CPU: Quad core AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 14373.4
Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1800.00 MHz 3: 1000.00 MHz 4: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics] bus-ID: 00:01.0
X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati (unloaded: vesa,radeon) FAILED: fbdev Resolution: 1366x768@76.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-153-generic
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (35.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS541075A9 size: 750.2GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrom
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
Partition: ID: / size: 324G used: 249G (82%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 10.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 210 Uptime: 47 min Memory: 3156.7/4896.2MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b446 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0930:0227 Toshiba Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 040b:2011 Weltrend Semiconductor
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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