LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
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
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question k3b & dvd+rw-tools, can't write dvd-r


Hi again,

This time I'm having huge problems with my Plextor DVD+-RW drive. I'm trying to burn dvd-r with k3b&growisofs. It doesn't even start to burn with error message:

":-( Failed to change write speed: 5540->2770
Fatal error at startup: Invalid argument"

The funny thing is, I can write to DVD+RW discs without problems. Also CD burning works perfectly. I tried 3 different brands of DVD-R discs, nothing worked. They all work in Windoze though.

I have tried 3 versions of k3b and about 4 different versions of DVD+RW-tools. I had to try the RPM-versions, because I'm such a n00b on compiling things. I read on this forum that the RPM-versions of DVD+RW-Tools are somehow screwed up or something...? It could be because of that.

Now, of course I would have tried the source version of DVD+RW-Tools, if I knew how to compile it. All I know, that it doesn't go like ./configure, make, make install. Here are the files that I found on the dvd+rw-tools-5.19-1.4.9.7.tar.gz archive:

dvd+rw-booktype.cpp
dvd+rw-mediainfo.cpp
growisofs.c
growisofs.1
LICENSE
Makefile.m4
transport.hxx
dvd+rw-format.cpp
dvd+rw-tools.spec
growisofs_mmc.cpp
index.html
Makefile
rpl8.cpp

Could you please tell how to compile this? It could fix my problem. Any other ideas on this?

Thanks
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
Caeda
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
Posts: 1,811

Rep: Reputation: 45
Did you try any different/newer versions of mkisofs, cdrdao, and cdrecord?
 
Old 05-04-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
jschiwal
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654
If you run k3b as root: kdesu k3b, go to the setup k3b option.
You can get a summary of the programs and version used.
Also, click on devices. Which cdrdao mode is selected? There is a plextor and a plextor-scan mode. Sometimes selecting generic-mmc fixes things. One of these 3 options may work.
My Mandrake 10 Community setup uses:
cdrao 1.1.8-pre2
cdrecord 2.1a26
dvd+rw-format 4.8
growisofs 5.17
mkisofs 2.1a27

You might want to compare, might give you a hint on which may need to be upgraded.
Keep in mind that I don't have a plextor drive.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the tips. Still doesn't work

I've tried a couple different versions of the cdrdao, cdrecord etc. packages, but I still get the same error. I also tried the different cdrdao modes. No luck.

It's definetly not a k3b problem, tried 3 different versions. Now I have the latest version installed, compiled from source. Still, cd-burning and dvd+rw work fine.

This is weird. Any more ideas?

 
Old 05-06-2004, 12:13 PM   #5
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi

I've played around with different version of those packages for couple of days now. Still the same error message. I googled a bit and found out that I'm not the only one having problems with Plextor PX-708A and Linux. So please, if there's anyone reading this beeing able to write dvd-r's with Plextor PX-708A in linux, post a reply so I know that I haven't wasted a lot of time for nothing. Cause if its not even possible....

Good ideas are welcome.. (even if you're not a Plextor user )

Thanks
 
Old 05-23-2004, 12:29 AM   #6
brent1a
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: midwest
Distribution: Suse
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
Daliz- I'm thinking of completely switching my OS over to Suse 9.1 Pro, I have a Plextor 708 as well and before I switch I want to make absolutley sure that it will burn DVD+R's OK and that it's just DVD-R's you're having trouble with.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:18 PM   #7
bjorge
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
I have the same problem and have SuSE 9.1. I cannot write to DVD+Rs:-(
Have not tried DVD-R.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:49 PM   #8
bjorge
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
an upgrade of dvd+rw-tools seems to do the trick. Burning now, but at too slow speed. More info on http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/hcn.html Aparantly one must "trick" it to burn with correct speed.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 12:47 PM   #9
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, worth a try. If only I could compile the newest version... (read the original post).
 
Old 06-08-2004, 12:21 AM   #10
Dopeskills
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 10
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
It's weird, i have the exact same problem.

But the funny thing is.... when I used an older version of DVD+-Tools/growisofs I could burn DVD+R perfectly
 
Old 06-12-2004, 02:07 AM   #11
dgilmore
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Peoria Illinois
Distribution: Fedora Core
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I got K3b to burn on my MSI 8xDVD +-R/RW drive by telling it to ignore speed with -r media. i just got the drive and havent tried any other media. im usiing FC2 worked fine for me once i worked out to tell it to ignore speed it burnt at 4x which is the -r maximum spped on my drive.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 12:20 PM   #12
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15


I'm burning DVD-R at 4x with my Plextor right now

I still don't get it why it didn't work earlier. I used MDK10CE back then and few days ago I upgraded to official and now it works. dvd+rw-tools version is still 5.17....

Thanks to everybody, I just wanted you to know that it works now.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 10:30 PM   #13
Dopeskills
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 10
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
I upgraded to the latest version of dvd+rw-tools and everything works perfect. Apparently you need growisofs version 5.19 for everything to work properly with the Plextor drive.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 03:00 PM   #14
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ARGH!! It did again! It doesn't work anymore..

Quote:
Originally posted by Dopeskills
I upgraded to the latest version of dvd+rw-tools and everything works perfect. Apparently you need growisofs version 5.19 for everything to work properly with the Plextor drive.
Could you please tell me how to do that so I'd get it working again?

E: Hmm I was stupid, I just had to type 'make' . Ok I got it installed but it still doesn't work..

Last edited by Daliz; 06-22-2004 at 03:22 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:42 PM   #15
Daliz
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 75

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Upgraded to k3b 0.11.11 and the latest dvd+rw-tools.. and it doesn't work. On the dvd+rw-tools website in hardware compatibility list it says that PX-708A with 5.19 should be ok. Hmmh.. I'm out of ideas here
 
  


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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Permission Denied to burn/erase DVD RW with DVD+RW tools themystic Linux - Hardware 2 08-30-2005 11:32 AM
can not write on new DVD writer with k3b JeTa Linux - Hardware 4 07-12-2005 05:31 PM
K3B won't let my DVD+RW drive write CD-Rs Acid-Face Linux - Newbie 3 11-02-2004 06:56 PM
k3b fails to write dvd Fahiem Linux - Software 2 07-28-2004 03:55 AM
K3b & DVD-writer cojniz Linux - Software 2 01-28-2004 01:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.

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