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Old 05-24-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
audionutz
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DVD & CD Writer Woes in SuSE 9.2


Hello,

LX noob here.

Current Distro: SuSE 9.2 Pro

System: Athlon 64 2800, DFI nF3 MOBO, nVidia 6800, 1G DDR, IDE TDK DVD Writer, HP USB CD Writer.

SuSE Pro loaded on IDE Primary Master on 6G HDD. Have Primary Slave DVD Writer, works in Windoz but doesn't in LX.

Problem: Can't get K3b to recognize either DVD or CD Writer. Went to Novell site and tried their fix by trying the IDE - SCSI emulation, but no dice!!

fstab (where I got confused) shows the following:

"/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec, iocharset=utf8 0 0"

&

"dev/cdrom /media/cdrom subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec, iocharset=utf8 0 0"

When I go into terminal mode and type "cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info", both hdb and sro drives show up, with the appropriate bits for CD and DVD writing.

Thanks for your time!
 
Old 05-25-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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Long shot, but I think k3b usually looks for /dev/cdrom.

Might want to check in k3b preferences and set it to look
for /media/dvdrecorder and /media/cdrom.

The setting might be in the hardware tab or something like that.

Last edited by towlie; 05-26-2005 at 05:12 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Towlie,

Tried messing with K3b's settings and again no dice. When I tried to have K3b recognize cd reader and writer, it comes up with a blank. I tried all the different pointers, devices, etc that I know of for the DVD writer and the USB CDROM to no avail.

I think my problem is getting KDE to mount the drives. When I log on as a regular user, I haven't been able to figure out a way to mount those drives even though there are cd's in them. When I use Konquerer it shows them to be unmounted even though I can read the data. Don't know how to use the terminal mode too well yet.

I guess I will be doing some research for a little bit.

Thanks again!!
 
Old 05-26-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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Well, like i said, i don't really know much about k3b.

But if you think the problem is mounting them, you can
use the 'mount' command (you probably have to do
it as root). It'll probably look something like:

Code:
mount -t cdfss /dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder
Read the man page for mount ('man mount'), it will tell you the
command syntax and should also have explanations of all those
options for the fstab file.

Also, what are /dev/dvdrecorder and /dev/cdrecorder linked to?


EDIT:
Oops, I said earlier that /media isn't a standard but nix
directory, but it is.

Look here for more on that as well
as the directory structure standard in general

Last edited by towlie; 05-26-2005 at 05:12 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 05:12 PM   #5
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Hey Towlie,

Thanks for taking the time. Yes, mounting the DVD drive was the issue. K3b works fine now.

I just mounted as such:
Code:
mount /dev/dvdrecorder
Ran K3b, and started rippin'.

Just one of those LX things I have to get used to. I guess that a CD or DVD drive without any media in it is automatically unmounted. And when you put media in, then you mount the drive. Strange that you can't do it in Konquerer. Oh well, not a big deal.

Again, thanks!!!

audionutz
 
Old 05-27-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
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audionutz,

just curious, you just mounted the drives and didn't have to
change any k3b settings?

my k3b has problems, so i might go fix it tonite
 
Old 05-28-2005, 08:19 AM   #7
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towlie,

When I mounted the drive, which is an IDE DVD writer BTW, K3b automatically recognized it as being a new device. It put the question as a pop-up, and I said yes and it was a go. The DVD writer is a 16X burner and K3b only burned 4x. Oh well, I'm not that concerned, at least it works.

Good luck with efforts, I know how frustrating some of this can be at times. I had nvidia 3D issues for the longest time before I found a simple fix.

audionutz
 
  


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