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Old 01-04-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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lg external dvd writer not recognized by lightscribe application


Hi,
I recently bought an LG 20x External Super Multi DVD Rewriter (Model no. GSA-E60L). This drive uses Lightscribe, and so I went to the Lightscribe website and downloaded and installed the software and drivers. I went into the labeling software and tried to label a disk, but the program could not find the drive. I don't know if this is a problem with lack of drivers for the drive, because the drive is not listed in the lq hardware compatibility list. The drive is recognized by the computer itself, and I have played back CD's on it. I have not yet written a disk, though.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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Hey... is there an option in your CD burning program to set "device file path" for your drive? If present (should be), it's probably set to "/dev/cdrom" by default, a link to the CD/DVD drive you used when installing Linux. Try setting the option to "/dev/sr0" (fingers crossed it is available!) then the program should see your drive. Further external drives will be known as "/dev/sr1", "/dev/sr2", "/dev/sr3", etc... Hope this helps!
 
Old 01-09-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Hi, no it hasn't got an option to find a drive, it should automatically find it. It gives you a drop-down list of the drives availible and mine just says "No Lightscribe Compatible Drive Found". I sent an e-mail to the Lightscribe support centre around 3 days ago, and still have not recieved a reply. However, after scouting about the Lightscribe website, I found that the Linux version is unstable and they are "currently working towards fixing all problems in the Linux version. We hope to release a new version soon." As if.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:27 AM   #4
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Lightbulb Lacie labeller

You might like to try Lacie Labeller for Linux. I know Lacie make external drives especially for Linux and their "Lightscribe support driver" seems to be updated regularly. Their Lightscribe support driver can be downloaded from <http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers...r.htm?id=10095> and their label-writing program is at <http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers...r.htm?id=10094>.
I hope it works for you, because I recently bought the same drive!

Last edited by habitaddict; 01-10-2008 at 12:31 AM. Reason: Couple of typos
 
Old 01-10-2008, 03:10 AM   #5
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If neither software by Lacie nor by HP (the only two providers of Linux Lightscribe programs) finds your drive, adding the following two lines to the file "/etc/lightscribe.rc" should sort the issue: -

DriveEnumeration=false
CDROMDevicePath=/dev/sr0


This fix was posted at Linux.com
 
Old 01-10-2008, 03:22 AM   #6
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See last post

Last edited by habitaddict; 01-10-2008 at 03:25 AM. Reason: Accidental duplication
 
Old 01-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #7
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If neither software by Lacie nor by HP (the only two providers of Linux Lightscribe programs) finds your drive, adding the following two lines to the file "/etc/lightscribe.rc" should sort the issue: -

DriveEnumeration=false
CDROMDevicePath=/dev/sr0
I tried this with both applications, but nothing prevailed. I went to the /dev/ folder, only to find that the device 'sr0' doesn't exist! Here are all the devices in that folder that have anything to do with DVD writers:

dvd
dvdrw
dvdrw-sr1
dvd-sr0
dvd-sr1
dvdwriter
dvdwriter-sr1

Please note I do have an internal DVD-ROM drive attached to the computer in question, so that may cancel out the dvd, dvd-sr0 and dvd-sr1 devices.

Thanks for all your help so far.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 12:02 AM   #8
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Device files AND links should work...

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I tried this with both applications, but nothing prevailed. I went to the /dev/ folder, only to find that the device 'sr0' doesn't exist!
Some distros, e.g. Fedora Core 7, use: scd0, scd1, etc... while my SUSE 10.1 uses sr0, sr1, etc... but this doesn't matter as you can use links to the device files.
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Here are all the devices in that folder that have anything to do with DVD writers:

dvd
dvdrw
dvdrw-sr1
dvd-sr0
dvd-sr1
dvdwriter
dvdwriter-sr1

Please note I do have an internal DVD-ROM drive attached to the computer in question, so that may cancel out the dvd, dvd-sr0 and dvd-sr1 devices.
Looks like the above are all links, Fedora-style: -
dvd and dvd-sr0 point to the internal drive. Any of the rest (seeming to point to the external drive) should be usable in /etc/lightscribe.rc as the CDROMDevicePath parameter but your safest bet is the generic link /dev/dvd-sr1.
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Thanks for all your help so far.
You're welcome, and good luck!

Last edited by habitaddict; 01-12-2008 at 12:08 AM. Reason: Forgot slash in bold tag
 
Old 01-12-2008, 12:03 AM   #9
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Device files AND links work...

Editing post didn't remove original message, please ignore.

Last edited by habitaddict; 01-12-2008 at 12:33 AM. Reason: See post
 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:42 AM   #10
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If neither software by Lacie nor by HP (the only two providers of Linux Lightscribe programs) ...
I found the LaCie software but nothing on the HP site. Could you please post a link?

Thank you.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:05 AM   #11
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I found the LaCie software but nothing on the HP site. Could you please post a link?

Thank you.
Sorry for the delay in responding. I could post a link, but it would be to lightscribe.com! HP developed the Lightscribe (LS) software, Lacie bought a license to use it. AFAIK, no one else has a license. The LS-System Software RPM at lightscribe.com is exactly equal to the LS Host Software RPM at lacie.com, but the lightscribe.com version is newer, so should be preferred.
If you are still having trouble detecting your drive in the labeller programs, please post the output of "ls -l /dev/*dvd*" here so I can see what device file links to what device. Thanks.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:24 AM   #12
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Thanks for coming back. I have no problems with the drive (yet), I was just looking for alternative software for it, exercising my right of choice so to say . And I found LaCie and Lightscribe, no problem.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #13
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the LG GSA E60L dvd/cd

I have this one and it works fine in Mint 5, then I install Mint 6, it was working, however when I did an upgrade and update for Mint 6 it is not recognized anymore.

I have tried everything I could think of. Nero Linux does not see it, either does Brasero. So I am stumped truely on this one. I have looked for drivers but can only find Window drivers.

Any suggestions?

jymmi
 
Old 02-04-2009, 01:48 AM   #14
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...Any suggestions?
Hmm, yes, in fact here is one: Open a new thread of your own so you'll get answers to your specific problem. Few people will scroll down an old thread like this one. And I don't even know Mint .
 
Old 08-06-2009, 07:08 AM   #15
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Hi!

I have also Lightsribe DVD TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222L SB01 (Samsung) but I have FreeBSD 7.2. I play a little with Lacie sofware for Linux but it didn't find cdrom. Maybe is a problem because I didn't put cdrom in? (I don't have it yet ).

Are there any success on FreeBSD, please?

Thanks.
 
  


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