LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2005, 03:14 AM   #1
i_joh
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 5
How to burn DVD's?


Hi all, forgive me for asking such a newbie-question, but I just ordered my very first dvd-burner, and I kind of want to know exactly how to burn dvd's in Slackware. I'm running Slackware 10.2 and I never burned a dvd in my entire life.

I googled some, but to my great frustration all I could find were howto's for other distro's and specific problems with dvd-burning. I also found gnomebaker and k3b, but I'm not running Gnome or KDE, I don't even have them installed. So maybe someone please could tell me about a stable GTK+2 dvd burning app (that would run in XFCE without Gnome). I don't mind console-based burning apps either since I'm already familiar with bashburn. Also, should I use SCSI-emulation even though I'm running kernel 2.6.13?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 03:36 AM   #2
reddazz
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 73
Gnomebaker should work fine in XFCE though you may need to install a few gnome libs (not all of gnome). K3b would also work fine, but you would have to install qt and kdelibs.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 05:36 AM   #3
i_joh
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 82

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 5
gnomebaker and k3b probably has lots of dependencies. The problem is that Slackware doesn't have Gnome anymore. I can get Gnome, but those builds clutter up the system by replacing the X-server and a tonne of libraries, all for the sake of cpu-optimization it seems, and that will definitely cause problems later on. KDE is just one big and heavy package to install all for the sake of dvd-burning. But anyway, thanks for your reply.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 05:43 AM   #4
pingu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Skuttunge SWEDEN
Distribution: Debian preferably
Posts: 1,287

Rep: Reputation: 120Reputation: 120
You could burn from the command-line as well.
Check out 'mkisofs' and 'growisofs' - here's a small example (taken from dvdstyler, I hope it's correct...):
Code:
mkisofs -o myiso.iso -dvd-video "<DIRECTORY>" 
growisofs -Z /dev/hdd myiso.iso
Also, nero now has a burner for Linux. It doesn't burn dvd-videos, I haven't really tried it.
And you don't need the SCSI-emulation AFAIK.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 06:03 AM   #5
i_joh
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 82

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 5
I did a quick check with man, and it seems ok. I didn't even know the name of the binary that actually does the burning, but it's growisofs allright :] Thanks.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plextor 712a won't burn dvd's -----just cd's foodhater Linux - Hardware 12 07-21-2005 10:40 AM
K3B won't burn DVD's anymore broxtor Linux - Software 5 09-14-2004 12:43 AM
where can i get a free program to burn isos in winxp so i can burn a distro? Me61289 Linux - Newbie 5 08-17-2004 02:36 AM
k3b error with audio cd burn (no prob with iso burn) bluem Linux - Newbie 1 04-16-2004 08:05 AM
What do I need to burn DVD's in Linux? jlturbos Linux - Software 1 02-09-2004 01:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration