[SOLVED] Problem to burn DVD-RW

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[SOLVED] Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by Tom739 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:22 am

Dear All,

enspired by the straightforward installation and the user-friendliness of Linux Mint Mate 18.3, I am currently setting up my 4th system for a friend. I got me a refurbished Lenovo T420, removed Windows10, installed Linux MintMate 18.2 and updated it to Linux Mint Mate 18.3 as already done for the previous 3 systems.

[~] % inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: T420 Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: LinuxMint 18.3 sylvia
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 4236U4T v: ThinkPad T420
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 4236U4T
           Bios: LENOVO v: 83ET79WW (1.49 ) date: 09/05/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2450M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9968
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 809 MHz 2: 865 MHz 3: 867 MHz
           4: 1114 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [Quadro NVS 4200M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 6080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak]
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (13.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 22G used: 7.7G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /tmp size: 30G used: 44M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: /home size: 147G used: 6.8G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 16.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 35.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1996
Info:      Processes: 194 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 891.9/7859.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (tcsh 6.18.01) inxi: 2.2.35
Unfortunately, in the course of checking the different HW features I hit upon a problem with the built-in HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N drive, that I was not able to solve despite searching for corresponding posts in the internet. Here is some information about that drive and the DVD-RW I was trying to burn.

[~] % sdparm -all /dev/sr0

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    /dev/sr0: HL-DT-ST  DVDRAM GT50N      LT20  [cd/dvd]
Read write error recovery [rw] mode page [PS=0]:
  AWRE        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Automatic write reallocation enabled
  ARRE        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Automatic read reallocation enabled
  TB          0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Transfer block
  RC          0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Read continuous
	0: error recovery may cause delays
	1: transfer data without waiting for error recovery
  EER         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Enable early recovery
	1: increase chance of mis-detection or mis-correction of error
  PER         0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Post error
	0: do not post recovered errors
	1: report recovered errors (via sense key: recovered error)
  DTE         0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Data terminate on error
	1: terminate data transfer when recovered error detected
  DCR         0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Disable correction
  RRC        30  [cha: y, def: 30]  Read retry count
  COR_S       0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Correction span (obsolete)
  HOC         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Head offset count (obsolete)
  DSOC        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Data strobe offset count (obsolete)
  EMCDR       0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Enhanced media certification and defect reporting
  WRC         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Write retry count
  ERWS        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Error reporting window size (blocks)
Write parameters (MMC) [wp] mode page [PS=0]:
  BUFE        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Buffer underrun free recording enable
  LS_V        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Link size valid
  TST_W       0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Test write
  WR_T        1  [cha: y, def:  1]  Write type
	0: packet/incremental; 1: track-at-once
	2: session-at-once; 3: raw; 4: layer jump recording
  MULTI_S     3  [cha: y, def:  3]  Multi session
	0: next session not allowed (no BO pointer)
	1: next session not allowed
	3: next seesion allowed (indicated by BO pointer)
  FP          0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Fixed packet type
  COPY        0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Serial copy management system (SCMS) enable
  TRACK_M     4  [cha: y, def:  4]  Track mode
  DBT        10  [cha: y, def: 10]  Data block type
  LINK_S      0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Link size
  IAC         0  [cha: y, def:  0]  Initiator application code
  SESS_F     32  [cha: y, def: 32]  Session format
  PACK_S     32  [cha: y, def: 32]  Packet size
  APL       150  [cha: y, def:150]  Audio pause length (blocks)
Power condition [po] mode page [PS=0]:
  PM_BG       0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Power management, background functions, precedence
	0: vendor specific; 1: background function higher
	2: power management higher
  STANDBY_Y   0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Standby_y timer enable
  IDLE_C      0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Idle_c timer enable
  IDLE_B      0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Idle_b timer enable
  IDLE        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Idle_a timer enable
	named IDLE prior to spc4r18, thence IDLE_A
  STANDBY     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Standby_z timer enable
	named STANDBY prior to spc4r18, thence STANDBY_Z
  ICT        40  [cha: n, def: 40]  Idle_a condition timer (100 ms)
	named IDLE prior to spc4r18, thence IDLE_A
  SCT       300  [cha: n, def:300]  Standby_z condition timer (100 ms)
	named STANDBY prior to spc4r18, thence STANDBY_Z
Power consumption [ps] mode page [PS=0]:
  ps_id      40  [cha: n, def: 40]  Power consumption identifier
	references Power consumption VPD page
SAT ATA Power condition [apo] mode page [PS=0]:
  APMP        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Advanced Power Management (APM) enabled/change
  APM         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Advanced Power Management (APM) value
Informational exceptions control [ie] mode page [PS=0]:
  PERF        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Performance (impact of ie operations)
	0: normal (some delays); 1: abridge ie operations
  EBF         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Enable background function
  EWASC       0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Enable warning
  DEXCPT      1  [cha: y, def:  1]  Disable exceptions
  TEST        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Test (simulate device failure)
  EBACKERR    0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Enable background (scan + self test) error reporting
  LOGERR      0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Log informational exception errors
  MRIE        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Method of reporting informational exceptions
	0: no reporting; 1: async reporting (obs); 2: unit attention
	3: conditional recovered error; 4: recovered error
	5: check condition with no sense; 6: request sense only
  INTT        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Interval timer (100 ms)
  REPC        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Report count (or Test flag number [SSC-3])
Timeout and protect (MMC) [tp] mode page [PS=0]:
  G3E         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Group 3 timeout capability enable
  TMOE        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Timeout enable
  DISP        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Disable (unavailable) until power cycle
  SWPP        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Software write protect until power cycle
  G1MT       30  [cha: n, def: 30]  Group 1 minimum timeout (sec)
  G2MT      1200  [cha: n, def:1200]  Group 2 minimum timeout (sec)
CD/DVD (MM) capabilities and mechanical status (MMC) [cms] mode page [PS=0]:
  D_RAM_R     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  DVD-RAM read
  D_R_R       1  [cha: n, def:  1]  DVD-R read
  D_ROM_R     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  DVD-ROM read
  METH2       1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Method 2
  CD_RW_R     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  CD-RW read
  CD_R_R      1  [cha: n, def:  1]  CD-R read
  D_RAM_W     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  DVD-RAM write
  D_R_W       1  [cha: n, def:  1]  DVD-R write
  TST_WR      1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Test write
  CD_RW_W     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  CD-RW write
  CD_R_W      1  [cha: n, def:  1]  CD-R write
  BUF         1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Buffer underrun free recording
  MULT_S      1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Multi session
  M2F2        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Mode 2 form 2
  M2F1        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Mode 2 form 1
  DP_2        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Digital port 2
  DP_1        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Digital port 1
  COMP        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Composite
  AUDIO_P     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Audio play
  RBC         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Read bar code
  UPC         1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Uniform product code
  ISRC        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  International standard recording code
  C2PS        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  C 2 pointers supported
  RW_DC       0  [cha: n, def:  0]  R-W de-interleaved and corrected
  RW_S        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  R-W supported
  CDDA_SA     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  CD-DA stream accurate
  CDDA_CS     1  [cha: n, def:  1]  CD-DA commands supported
  LMT         1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Loading mechanism type
  EJECT       1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Eject (individual or magazine)
  PJ          0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Prevent jumper
  LS          0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Lock state
  LOCK        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Lock (supported)
  RWILI       1  [cha: n, def:  1]  R-W in lead in
  SCC         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Side change capable
  SSS         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Software slot selection
  CSDP        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Changer supports disc present
  SCM         1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Separate channel mute
  SVL         1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Separate volume levels
  MRSS      4234  [cha: n, def:4234]  Maximum read speed supported (kBps) (obs)
  NVLS      255  [cha: n, def:255]  Number of volume levels supported
  BSS       1024  [cha: n, def:1024]  Buffer size supported (1024 bytes)
  LENGTH      0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Length (bit length of IEC958 words)
  LSBF        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  LSB (least significant bit) first
  RCK         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  High on LRCK indicates left channel
  BCKF        0  [cha: n, def:  0]  BCK signal falling edge
  CMRS        1  [cha: n, def:  1]  Copy management revision supported
  RCS         0  [cha: n, def:  0]  Rotation control selected
  CWSS      4234  [cha: n, def:4234]  Current write speed selected

[~] % dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/sr0

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INQUIRY:                [HL-DT-ST][DVDRAM GT50N    ][LT20]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
 Mounted Media:         14h, DVD-RW Sequential
 Media ID:              MCC 01RW4X  
 Current Write Speed:   4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #0:        4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #1:        2.0x1385=2770KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#0:    00/2298495 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#1:    00/2298495 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@2.0x1385=2770KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#10h]:
 Media Book Type:       00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
 Legacy lead-out at:    2298496*2KB=4707319808
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
 Media Book Type:       33h, DVD-RW book [revision 3]
 Last border-out at:    8390653*2KB=17184057344
READ DISC INFORMATION:
 Disc status:           blank
 Number of Sessions:    1
 State of Last Session: empty
 "Next" Track:          1
 Number of Tracks:      1
READ FORMAT CAPACITIES:
 unformatted:		2297888*2048=4706074624
 00h(800):		2297888*2048=4706074624
 10h(10):		2297888*2048=4706074624
 15h(10):		2297888*2048=4706074624
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
 Track State:           blank
 Track Start Address:   0*2KB
 Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
 Free Blocks:           2297888*2KB
 Track Size:            2297888*2KB
READ CAPACITY:          0*2048=0
In syslog, I did not find an obvious issue with HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N (see the following lines extracted from syslog).

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Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.463909] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N, LT20, max UDMA/33
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.493123] ata2.00: ACPI cmd e3/00:1f:00:00:00:a0 (IDLE) succeeded
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.493391] ata2.00: ACPI cmd e3/00:02:00:00:00:a0 (IDLE) succeeded
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.493393] ata2.00: ACPI cmd ef/10:03:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.495921] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/33
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.498974] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM            HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N     LT20 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
...
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.856414] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/62x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.856419] cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.856552] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
Oct 21 06:59:15 T420 kernel: [    4.856665] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
However, when I try to burn a new image with K3b, I first get a format (blanking) error and afterwards the following message is displayed:
Your writer (HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N) does not support Incremental Streaming with DVD-RW media. Multisession will not be possible. Continue anyway?
When I "continued anyway", no propagation bar was displayed by K3b and the DVD was considered blank after completion of the burning process. I also tried brasero, which I finally cancelled after waiting a long time for a 20kB text file to be burned. I only succeeded once to burn a DVD per command line entry (well, a script used for backup purposes), but was not able to reproduce this success :( . Just an extract of the messages displayed in the terminal (the line --> is merely a debugging comment displaying the complete growisofs command):

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* BD/DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by <appro@fy.chalmers.se>, version 7.1.
* 4.7GB DVD-RW media in Sequential mode detected.

--> growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -dvd-compat -speed=4 -Z /dev/sr0 -R -allow-limited-size home_2018-10-21.001_1 /usr/local/sbin/restore
Executing 'genisoimage -R -allow-limited-size home_2018-10-21.001_1 /usr/local/sbin/restore | builtin_dd of=/dev/sr0 obs=32k seek=0'
...
/dev/sr0: engaging DVD-RW DAO upon user request...
/dev/sr0: reserving 44829 block, warning for short DAO recording
/dev/sr0: "Current Write Speed" is 4.1x1352KBps.
...
Total translation table size: 0
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 341
Total directory bytes: 0
Path table size(bytes): 10
Max brk space used 0
44829 extents written (87 MB)
builtin_dd: 44832*2KB out @ average 2.0x1352KBps
/dev/sr0: flushing cache
So here is the question. Does anyone have an idea, what's wrong and how it can be fixed?

Thanks
Tom
Last edited by Tom739 on Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by phd21 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:13 pm

Hi Tom739,

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.

Partial Results from my "inxi -Fxzd", Optical-2 is a USB LG external GP08LU30 DVD Burner, Optical-1 can only read and play DVD discs not burn to them (DVD player only).
Drives: Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: TEAC DVD-ROM DV-28SW rev: D.2F dev-links: cdrom
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: none state: running

Optical-2: /dev/sr1 model: N/A rev: N/A dev-links: cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A
...
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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by Tom739 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi phd21,

here you are

[~] % inxi -Fxzd

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System:    Host: T420 Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: LinuxMint 18.3 sylvia
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 4236U4T v: ThinkPad T420
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 4236U4T Bios: LENOVO v: 83ET79WW (1.49 ) date: 09/05/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2450M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9967
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 797 MHz 2: 797 MHz 3: 797 MHz 4: 797 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [Quadro NVS 4200M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 6080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (13.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA size: 240.1GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N rev: LT20 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 22G used: 7.7G (38%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /tmp size: 30G used: 44M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: /home size: 147G used: 6.8G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 16.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 37.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1985
Info:      Processes: 199 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 832.6/7859.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (tcsh 6.18.01) inxi: 2.2.35
As a side notice, the "FAILED" in the Graphics section might be interesting (but not for the "burning" problem, though).

[~] % lsusb

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Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1a7c:0191 Evoluent VerticalMouse 4
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04f2:b221 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd integrated camera
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
It may also be interesting to notice, that in the meantime I succeeded to burn DVD-RWs reproducibly per command line entry:

[~] % dvd+rw-format -blank /dev/sr0

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* BD/DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by <appro@fy.chalmers.se>, version 7.1.
* 4.7GB DVD-RW media in Sequential mode detected.
* blanking 100.0%
[~] % growisofs -R -allow-limited-size -s 4 -Z /dev/sr0 /usr/local/sbin/restore

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Executing 'genisoimage -R -allow-limited-size -s 4 /usr/local/sbin/restore | builtin_dd of=/dev/sr0 obs=32k seek=0'
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
Total translation table size: 0
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 248
Total directory bytes: 0
Path table size(bytes): 10
Max brk space used 0
1406 extents written (2 MB)
/dev/sr0: FEATURE 21h is not on, engaging DAO...
/dev/sr0: reserving 1406 block, warning for short DAO recording
/dev/sr0: "Current Write Speed" is 4.1x1352KBps.
builtin_dd: 1408*2KB out @ average 2.1x1352KBps
/dev/sr0: flushing cache
/dev/sr0: reloading tray
And I also suceeded to burn the same DVD-RW correctly with xfburn, which is unfortunately less user-friendly than K3b (when the latter operates correctly :) ). Given the age of K3b and the years without maintenance, I am currently assuming that I hit upon an incompatibility between my optical drive and K3b. Well, maybe there is still some hope to resolve it?

Regards
Tom

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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by phd21 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 pm

Hi Tom739

1.) I would still install the correct nVidia Quadro NVS 4200M drivers for this computer.

NVIDIA: how to install the latest video card drivers - Easy Linux tips project
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/12

To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste ("Shift+Insert" or "Ctrl+Shift+v"), repeat for each command, restart computer afterward.

FYI: If you ever reboot after installing a video driver and cannot get in, just re-boot into the advanced options - recovery mode then root console, login, and run the first command below the " sudo apt-get purge nvidia* ", then enter in "reboot" which will restart normally, and you can try another video driver or leave the default video driver.

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sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-410
or

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-340

2.) As for the DVD drive and K3b application, the DVD drive is recognized by Linux.
Drives: HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (13.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA size: 240.1GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N rev: LT20 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram
There is nothing wrong with having more than one DVD/CD disc application installed like K3b and xfburn, I do. I have not had any issues with K3b in Linux Mint 18.x or earlier versions, but I have had a couple issues in Linux Mint 19.x and Ubuntu 18.04 systems with the new security permissions in those versions. If you are not using the KDE desktop and because "K3b" is a KDE application, I highly recommend going into the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" installing the "kde-runtime" (safe for all Linux systems), searching for "K3b" right-clicking it and installing all recommended and suggested packages, and any other related packages, "ubuntu-restricted-extras", "udftools" and its recommended and suggested packages, then restarting the computer and retrying "K3b".

Adding user to the cdrom group

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sudo adduser $USER cdrom
<SOLVED> problem with permissions for k3b - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?t=245249

[SOLVED] Plasma 5 K3b cdrecord user permissions issue
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175632137/

FYI: Some people have recommended installing this PPA referenced in this article even if you do not have a Blu-Ray player.
Burn Blu-ray Disks in Ubuntu, Linux Using K3b
https://www.debugpoint.com/2018/08/burn ... linux-k3b/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by Tom739 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:49 pm

Thanks a lot phd21,

here are some first answers:

ad 1)

This T420 is very well equipped with lots of features. Among others it has 2 graphic cards, the internal Intel graphics and the NVIDIA you mentioned, which imho is provided for external monitors. I think, this is the reason, why I currently have no problem with the display. Because the T420 lacks the NVIDIA driver, it uses the internal Intel graphics.

ad 2)

Fortunately, "kde-runtime" and of course "K3b" were already installed. I use SPM per default to install new packages. So, when I installed "K3b" (and a few other KDE packges), automatically "kde-runtime" was added. I would like to install "ubuntu-restricted-extras", but not at the cost of having "Adobe Flash plugin" installed. So, I just added "udftools". In addition, I configured K3b to "Show advanced GUI elements" and then I specified "cdrecord" as writing app. It was still not possible to write a multisession DVDRW, but now the burning process completed sucessfully and the resulting DVDRW could be mounted and read :) .

BTW: The permissions of the different utilities used by K3b and the "cdrom" group assignment for my user were all correct. I had it checked before.

Thanks & Regards
Tom

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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by phd21 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:06 pm

Hi Tom739,

You are welcome...

You would get better video using the nVideo card over the Intel card in Linux Mint.

I would still install "ubuntu-restricted-extras" Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) for all the other packages, then remove the "Adobe flash plugins" if you do not want that.
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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by Tom739 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:36 pm

Hi phd21,

follow-up:

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I did it :wink: . However, I first ran the driver manager to see, if it would offer a suitable nvidia driver. It did and offered "nvidia-384". So, I took the chance, installed that one, restarted the system ... and here we are:

[~] % inxi -Fxzd

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...
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [Quadro NVS 4200M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: NVS 4200M/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130 Direct Rendering: Yes
...
ad 2)

I also had a closer look at "ubuntu-restricted-extras" and in fact installed it in order to find, that it also installed "ubuntu-restricted-addons" and that both packages are meta-packages, which did not cause any other package to be installed. Well, I found that some of the announced plugins were already installed on the system (the Adobe Flash plugin was not :wink: ), so I removed both meta-packages again.

Thanks for nudging me to give the nvidia driver a chance.

Regards
Tom

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Re: Problem to burn DVD-RW

Post by phd21 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:22 pm

Hi Tom739

You are welcome...

I see the nVidia is better and using a newer OpenGL 4.5. Do you see any faster video response and is the quality better? I would still recommend using the instructions for installing an even better nVidia driver using the PPA over the Driver Manager version without the PPA installed.

There is nothing wrong with installing "ubuntu-restricted-extras" which also installs "ubuntu-restricted-addons" from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). I recommend doing that. Remember that you can always remove a component package afterward if you wanted like an Adobe package.

I also saw a "xul" package, search for "xul", (xul-ext-video-without-flash) while helping others with FireFox and Thunderbird that looked interesting "extension to watch videos without the Flash plugin"; not sure what it does, but I guess it is for browsers and such...


*** FYI: I updated and refined installing K3b and getting it to work very well in the post below including using re-writeable (+-RW) discs.
cd burner for mint 19 - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=279918&p=1542811#p1542811
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