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Old 03-21-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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Can't change CD Writer Device in xcdroast


Hi, I've just installed xcdroast and am going through the setup. xcdroast found my two devices,

Device-ID Vendor Model Rev

[0,0,0] ATAPI CD-RW52XMAX 1.0

[ATAPI:0,0,0] TEAC CD-W54E 7.1F

In the CD Settings section of xcdroast's setup, the CD Writer Device is set to the TEAC device. I would like to make it the other device but it won't let me. I tried clicking the dropdown arrows but nothing happens. I can set the CD-RW52XMAX as the read device, but that's it. If anyone can suggest a solution to be able to change this, that would be great.

P.S. does anyone know what those icons under "Type" in Device Scan mean? There is a plain silver one and a gold one with a laser...

Thank you!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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Wild guess: plain silver is reader, gold with laser is writer?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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sounds good to me. I just need to change the device for the writer.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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anyone?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 05:28 PM   #5
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did you launch XCDRoast as root? there are some config. options only available to root.

in console:

$ su <password>

# xcdroast
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:07 PM   #6
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I have tried as root. However, it still won't let me change the default writing device.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 07:00 PM   #7
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Why do you want to change the writing device?

Linux is pretty good at picking the rite device.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #8
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Well, the device it chose only writes at a max of 4x. The device that i want to use but that is set as the default read device is 52x. Using my old burner would just be wasting the new 52x burner that i just bought a few months ago.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 11:41 PM   #9
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Quote:
[0,0,0] ATAPI CD-RW52XMAX 1.0

[ATAPI:0,0,0] TEAC CD-W54E 7.1F

In the CD Settings section of xcdroast's setup, the CD Writer Device is set to the TEAC device. I would like to make it the other device but it won't let me. I tried clicking the dropdown arrows but nothing happens. I can set the CD-RW52XMAX as the read device, but that's it. If anyone can suggest a solution to be able to change this, that would be great.
I'll take shot. It sounds like XCDRoast does not see the ATAPI CD-RW52XMAX as a cd
recording device. you mention,,,,

Quote:
P.S. does anyone know what those icons under "Type" in Device Scan mean? There is a plain silver one and a gold one with a laser...
On my system I have one CD drive that is a writer and the other is only a reader.
I've got the two different icons that you speak of. GOLD with the laser is my writer.
And silver is the reader (as in it can only read thats it)

Since you have a gold and silver i would think that the software is only seeing
the TEAC as the *only* writer. When it says 'TYPE' (gold / silver) I think its saying
thats the type of drive. Not what that drive is assigned to do, Read or write.
You were probably thinking the same thing since you asked about it.


From the XCDroast FAQ
"/4. My writer is not on the supported list! Is is supported anyway or
when it will be supported? /

Please look at the cdrecord-homepage
<http://www.fokus.gmd.de/research/cc/.../cdrecord.html>
for a current list of supported writers. But even when your writer is
not on the list, chances are very high that it is supported. Newer
writers (less than one year) usually are SCSI3/MMC conform, which means
that they run anyway, even when their name is not on that list. All
ATAPI-Writers are supported. Parallel-Writers are also all supported,
when the parallel-port driver in the Linux kernel works. (See your
Kernel-documentation)"

You didn't mention the manufacture of your 52x drive but check that link.
On that page is a link to unsupported and supported drives, check it.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 11:51 PM   #10
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Perhaps you should try using scsi emulation with the burner that you're wanting to use. If you're using a 2.6 series kernel, it shouldn't be necessary but I use kernel 2.6.4 and scsi emulation still comes in handy greatly due to the slowness when cdrecord tries reading from an empty drive and such.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:13 AM   #11
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Quote:
Since you have a gold and silver i would think that the software is only seeing
the TEAC as the *only* writer. When it says 'TYPE' (gold / silver) I think its saying
thats the type of drive. Not what that drive is assigned to do, Read or write.
You were probably thinking the same thing since you asked about it.
oh, ok.

I am 99% sure that my CD-RW is a Lite On drive. I did not see this in the list you gave me in either the supported or unsupported sections. Here is some information about the drive...

Quote:
* Innovated SMART-BURN technology to automatically check media quality and set limit to burning speed to ensure successful writing sessions & data retain ability
* Buffer underrun error free & automatically adjust writing strategy plus running OPC to meet various burning condition
* SMART-X supporting high-speed DAE & VCD extraction for copying and automatically decreasing speed to provide smooth & noise-free playback for CD Audio / VCD titles
* VASŪ ( Vibration Absorber System ) to reduce vibration & noise during recording & reading
* Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
* Support format of CD Family, CD-R & CD-RW media ( up to 99 mins )
* Conforms to Orange Book Part 2,3, Volume 3 : Ultra Speed & MMC2 commands
* Support Mt.Rainier
* Plug&Play Device with Emergency Manual Eject function
* E-IDE Interface, support up to Ultra-DMA mode 2
* Use FlashROM supports internet firmware upgrade
I did notice that i don't have the latest version of cdrtools installed. I'm not sure if that is the cause, but I will try upgrading from 2.01_alpha23 to 2.01_alpha25. I'll keep you posted. Thanks.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:17 AM   #12
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Well, upgrading didn't solve the problem.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:23 AM   #13
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Note:

When i rescan devices, I find the non-emulated device for that drive...

[ATAPI:1,0,0] ATAPI CD-RW52XMAX 1.0

In the information section for this drive there are a few warnings, they are:

Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.
Warning: The related libscg interface code is in pre alpha.
Warning: There may be fatal problems.

It also sees it as "Device type: Removable CD-ROM"

I don't know if that helps, but I thought it was worth including.
 
  


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