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Distribution: Ubuntu Intrepid and Meerkat, formerly used Debian 3.1 (Sarge) with Gnome Desktop
Well I installed k3b 0.12.2 and took a look, I have the following feedback to offer:
Positives (compared with NeroLinux):
* Correctly determines my CD Burners maximum write speed.
* Includes a feature to edit gap between audio tracks (NeroLinux lacks this feature!)
* Easier to use
* Includes a handy audio converter
Negatives (compared with NeroLinux)
* Requires a lot of kde files (not good for gnome users)
* Bigger footprint on the hardisk than NeroLinux
* Cannot customise the project view, ie: configure the columns in the project pane
* Won't do a DAO simulation (NeroLinux will do it), I get the following debug report from k3b:
K3b Version: 0.12
KDE Version: 3.3.2
QT Version: 3.3.4
HP CD-Writer+ 9600 1.0a (/dev/scd0, /dev/sg0) at /media/cdrom1 [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM] [Error] [SAO; TAO; RAW; SAO/R96R; RAW/R96R]
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T F311 (/dev/hdb, ) at /media/cdrom0 [CD-ROM; DVD-ROM] [DVD-ROM; CD-ROM] [None]
scsibus: 0 target: 6 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Text len: 612
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of cdrecord
and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
Please send bug reports and support requests to <email@example.com>.
The original author should not be bothered with problems of this version.
TOC Type: 0 = CD-DA
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 4
Response Format: 2
Capabilities : SYNC
Vendor_info : 'HP '
Identifikation : 'CD-Writer+ 9600 '
Revision : '1.0a'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC-2 SWABAUDIO
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96R RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 4183552 = 4085 KB
Drive DMA Speed: 7829 kB/s 44x CD 5x DVD
FIFO size : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: audio 42 MB (04:09.86) no preemp swab copy
Track 02: audio 42 MB (04:09.86) no preemp swab copy
Track 03: audio 29 MB (02:55.78) no preemp swab copy
Track 04: audio 33 MB (03:21.93) no preemp swab copy
Track 05: audio 33 MB (03:21.61) no preemp swab copy
Total size: 181 MB (17:59.06) = 80930 sectors
Lout start: 181 MB (18:01/05) = 80930 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
Indicated writing power: 5
Is not unrestricted
Is not erasable
Disk sub type: Medium Type A, high Beta category (A+) (3)
ATIP start of lead in: -11634 (97:26/66)
ATIP start of lead out: 359846 (79:59/71)
Disk type: Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 3
Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corporation
Blocks total: 359846 Blocks current: 359846 Blocks remaining: 278916
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 12 in dummy SAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting dummy write in 2 seconds.
0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
Sending CUE sheet...
SAO startsec: -11634
Lead-in write time: 0.604s
Writing pregap for track 1 at -150
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01: 0 of 42 MB written.
Track 01: 1 of 42 MB written (fifo 85%) [buf 60%] 40.5x.
Track 01: 2 of 42 MB written (fifo 71%) [buf 86%] 40.5x.
Track 01: 3 of 42 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 99%] 0.8x.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: Input/output error. write_g1: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 05 97 00 00 1B 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 24 00 00 C0
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x24 Qual 0x00 (invalid field in cdb) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid) error refers to command part, bit ptr 0 (not valid) field ptr 0
cmd finished after 0.022s timeout 200s
/usr/bin/cdrecord: A write error occured.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: Please properly read the error message above.
write track data: error after 3365712 bytes
Writing time: 16.589s
Average write speed 67.5x.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: Input/output error. flush cache: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: F0 00 03 00 00 05 B5 12 00 00 00 00 0C 09 00 00
Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x0C Qual 0x09 (write error - loss of streaming) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 1461 (valid)
cmd finished after 1.172s timeout 200s
WARNING: Some drives don't like fixation in dummy mode.
Trouble flushing the cache
Fixating time: 1.175s
/usr/bin/cdrecord: fifo had 117 puts and 54 gets.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 13 times full, min fill was 57%.