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Old 11-09-2003, 04:18 PM   #1
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HP CD-Writer USB does not work now

OK, I cannot understand what is happening in my system.

I have a HP CD-WRITER 8210e USB. So I wanted to install on my linux system. So first of all I recompile my kernel with:

SCSI CD-rom support
USB mass storage support
HP CDWRITER 82xx support
SCSI generic support
USB generic support

All these option have been built-in into the kernel, and not as module.

After this, I installed modutils, usbmgr and cdrecord packages. Then I ran usbmgr and some drivers loaded automatically (scsi_mod, sr_mod and usb-storage). Then I hotplugged the writer and executed cdrecord -scanbus with good result. My writer was recognized and I can use any software (like xcdroast without problem)

But after blanking a CD, an error occurred and my system hanged out. So I reboot it and now my writer is not recognized. When I execute cdrecord - scanbus, give the next message:

cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open /dev/pg*. Cannot open scsi driver

My usb-uhci is up (checked by cat /proc/interrupts) and cat /proc/scsi/usb-uhci-0/0 gives the right manufacter writer, but cat /proc/scsi/scsi says that no device is attached.

"dmesg" says that all drivers (usb.c, uhci.c and hub.c) are loaded and SCSI emulation for USB mass storage is running.

Comparing the /var/log/messages with /var/log/messages.2 (lasts days) is that in this one appears:

kernel: Vendor: HP Model: CD-WRITER+ 8200 Rev :1.0f
kernel: Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI Revision: 02
kernel: attached scsi cdrom sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0 lun 0
kernel: sr0:scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray

The current message log doesnṫ appear these, so I suppose that scsi driver is not loaded. I cannot understand why it worked perfectly 24 hours ago, and now it is not possible.

How can I fix this?

Thank you in advance

Last edited by ilpadrino; 11-09-2003 at 04:20 PM.
Old 11-11-2003, 05:35 PM   #2
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It´s solved.

I have recompiled my kernel with theb same options I had before and now it works. Uncomprehensible but real.

Old 05-15-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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I, too,'ve been having problems with a HP8200 USB CD Writer. It doesn't appear to matter whether it is RH9, MDK9 or FC1. Typical errors state that the controller has wrong size for the CDRW page. I kept having to modify /etc/fstab in RH9 after the CDRW locked up on some job to change the /dev/cdrom1 to /dev/scd0. I 'upgraded' to Fedora Core. Seriously unimpressed. It trashed the box, didn't make symbolic links /usr/src/linux, no modules.dep, no USB. I kissed my data goodbye and did a fresh install which was better. But that's not the problem. In RH9, I used to be able to burn intermittently, by tinkering, having to reset the CDRW every ten minutes. Now, all I can manage is part of the MDK10 CD1 iso. I've also got a Gentoo2004 iso just itching to be burned and installed/(built?). So I tried going back to RH9 but my #1 CD now has errors on it! And it hasn't even been near the CDRW. Maybe I need an exorcist not a sysadmin. I then went back to MDK9 (because I had the disks already burnt). I had exactly the same issues. Both distros like to mount whatever filesystem it finds on the CD in the drive. That would explain the 'lack of exclusivity'? Do I remove the entry from fstab and mount manually or not at all? Maybe I just need to tweak the setting? I've started it all over again. Fedora Core 1 installed. Up2dated. New kernel. First, I'll try something simple - erase a CD with cdrecord.

#cdrecord dev=0,0,0 blank=all

It appears to have worked. I took it out put it in the DVD/CDROM, can't see a thing. Put it back in the CDRW - Fedora pops up a Window with burn:/// in it. I dismiss it. Its going to use cdrecord anyway.

Okay now then, how about that Gentoo ISO?

#cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=0,0,0 -data install-x86-universal-2004.0.iso

It worked. Booted Gentoo - nice splash. Not quite as easy to install as RH or MDK, maybe later (but soon my precious, soon).

Okay, I'll try MDK10 CD#1.

#cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=0,0,0 -data Mandrakelinux-10.0-Community-Download-CD1.i586.iso

It hangs. Maybe I should blank=all new CDs too. Its reset CDRW and reboot time.
But first I kill the process and then

#cdrecord dev=0,0,0 -inq

I notice the now familiar message -

Warning: controller returns wrong page 29 for CD capabilities page (2A)

If I run cdrecord dev=0,0,0 -inq again it disappears but I'm not so sure that output is reliable either.

Rebooted. Back to step 1.

#cdrecord dev=0,0,0 blank=all

Hangs. Reboot. Reset. All nothing. Exacty as before except this time somehow different. Is it the CDs? Something has happen in modprobe...

I did a diff and found ide-scsi missing in modprobe -c. What do I do? Where do I append scsi ? What is the grub equivalent of lilo.conf?

(They said add as much detail as possible - but this is too much shirley?)


# Generated by modprobe -c (2.4.25)
# Prune
prune modules.dep
prune modules.description
prune modules.generic_string
prune modules.pcimap
prune modules.isapnpmap
prune modules.usbmap
prune modules.parportmap
prune modules.ieee1394map
prune modules.pnpbiosmap
prune .config
prune Kerntypes
prune build
prune vmlinux
prune vmlinuz
prune bzImage
prune zImage
prune .rhkmvtag
# Above
above hid keybdev mousedev
above usbmouse hid
above wacom evdev
# Below
below ov518_decomp ov511
# Aliases
alias binfmt-0000 off
alias binfmt-204 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-263 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-264 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-267 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-387 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-332 iBCS
alias binfmt--310 binfmt_java
alias block-major-1 rd
alias block-major-2 floppy
alias block-major-3 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-7 loop
alias block-major-8 sd_mod
alias block-major-9 md
alias block-major-11 sr_mod
alias block-major-13 xd
alias block-major-15 cdu31a
alias block-major-16 gscd
alias block-major-17 optcd
alias block-major-18 sjcd
alias block-major-20 mcdx
alias block-major-22 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-23 mcd
alias block-major-24 sonycd535
alias block-major-25 sbpcd
alias block-major-26 sbpcd
alias block-major-27 sbpcd
alias block-major-29 aztcd
alias block-major-32 cm206
alias block-major-33 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-34 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-37 ide-tape
alias block-major-44 ftl
alias block-major-46 pcd
alias block-major-47 pf
alias block-major-56 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-57 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-58 lvm-mod
alias block-major-88 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-89 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-90 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-91 ide-probe-mod
alias block-major-93 nftl
alias block-major-97 pg
alias block-major-113 viocd
alias char-major-4 serial
alias char-major-5 serial
alias char-major-6 lp
alias char-major-9 st
alias char-major-10 off
alias char-major-10-0 busmouse
alias char-major-10-1 off
alias char-major-10-2 msbusmouse
alias char-major-10-3 atixlmouse
alias char-major-10-130 wdt
alias char-major-10-131 wdt
alias char-major-10-135 rtc
alias char-major-10-139 openprom
alias char-major-10-144 nvram
alias char-major-10-157 applicom
alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
alias char-major-10-184 microcode
alias char-major-10-200 tun
alias char-major-10-250 hci_vhci
alias char-major-13 input
alias char-major-13-0 joydev
alias char-major-13-32 mousedev
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias char-major-19 cyclades
alias char-major-20 cyclades
alias char-major-21 sg
alias char-major-22 pcxx
alias char-major-23 pcxx
alias char-major-27 zftape
alias char-major-34 scc
alias char-major-35 tclmidi
alias char-major-36 netlink
alias char-major-37 ide-tape
alias char-major-48 riscom8
alias char-major-49 riscom8
alias char-major-57 esp
alias char-major-58 esp
alias char-major-63 kdebug
alias char-major-90 mtdchar
alias char-major-96 pt
alias char-major-99 ppdev
alias char-major-107 3dfx
alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
alias char-major-109 lvm-mod
alias char-major-161 ircomm-tty
alias char-major-171 raw1394
alias char-major-195 NVdriver
alias char-major-200 vxspec
alias char-major-206 osst
alias char-major-216 rfcomm
alias dos msdos
alias dummy0 dummy
alias dummy1 dummy
alias eth0 CDCEther
alias iso9660 isofs
alias md-personality-1 linear
alias md-personality-2 raid0
alias md-personality-3 raid1
alias md-personality-4 raid5
alias md-personality-7 multipath
alias net-pf-1 unix
alias net-pf-2 ipv4
alias net-pf-3 off
alias net-pf-4 ipx
alias net-pf-5 appletalk
alias net-pf-6 off
alias net-pf-10 off
alias net-pf-15 af_key
alias net-pf-17 af_packet
alias net-pf-19 off
alias net-pf-31 bluez
alias netalias-2 ip_alias
alias irlan0 irlan
alias irda-dongle-0 tekram
alias irda-dongle-1 esi
alias irda-dongle-2 actisys
alias irda-dongle-3 actisys
alias irda-dongle-4 girbil
alias irda-dongle-5 litelink
alias irda-dongle-6 airport
alias irda-dongle-7 old_belkin
alias bt-proto-0 l2cap
alias bt-proto-2 sco
alias bt-proto-3 rfcomm
alias bt-proto-4 bnep
alias plip0 plip
alias plip1 plip
alias tunl0 ipip
alias cipcb0 cipcb
alias cipcb1 cipcb
alias cipcb2 cipcb
alias cipcb3 cipcb
alias ppp0 ppp
alias ppp1 ppp
alias scsi_hostadapter off
alias slip0 slip
alias slip1 slip
alias tty-ldisc-1 slip
alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-11 irtty
alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
alias tty-ldisc-15 hci_uart
alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias usbdevfs usbcore
alias xfrm-type-2-50 esp4
alias xfrm-type-2-51 ah4
alias xfrm-type-2-108 ipcomp
alias xfrm-type-10-50 esp6
alias xfrm-type-10-51 ah6
alias xfrm-type-10-108 ipcomp6
alias cipher_null crypto_null
alias digest_null crypto_null
alias compress_null crypto_null
alias sha384 sha512
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
# Options
options dummy0 -o dummy0
options dummy1 -o dummy1
options sb io=0x220 irq=7 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
# Commands
post-install binfmt_misc /bin/mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc > /dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove binfmt_misc /bin/umount /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc > /dev/null 2>&1 || :
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
# Miscellaneous file and directory names

Module Size Used by Not tainted
ide-scsi 12016 0
i810_audio 27560 1 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 16744 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore 6468 2 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
ide-cd 34432 0 (autoclean)
parport_pc 18756 1 (autoclean)
lp 8580 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 12084 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ds 8680 2
yenta_socket 13472 2
pcmcia_core 56256 0 [ds yenta_socket]
ipt_REJECT 4248 1 (autoclean)
ipt_state 1080 6 (autoclean)
ip_conntrack 28552 1 (autoclean) [ipt_state]
iptable_filter 2444 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 15136 3 [ipt_REJECT ipt_state iptable_filter]
sd_mod 13420 0 (autoclean) (unused)
st 31436 0 (autoclean) (unused)
floppy 57308 0 (autoclean)
sg 35436 0 (autoclean)
microcode 4188 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 17400 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 34592 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd sr_mod]
usb-storage 70432 0
scsi_mod 110280 6 [ide-scsi sd_mod st sg sr_mod usb-storage]
CDCEther 13628 1
acm 7232 0 (unused)
keybdev 2656 0 (unused)
mousedev 5268 0 (unused)
hid 23908 0 (unused)
input 5888 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26124 0 (unused)
usbcore 78752 1 [usb-storage CDCEther acm hid usb-uhci]
ext3 71620 2
jbd 51276 2 [ext3]

#File Systems
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jörg Schilling
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
0,0,0 0) 'HP ' 'CD-Writer+ 8200 ' '1.0f' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jörg Schilling
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 2
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info : 'HP '
Identifikation : 'CD-Writer+ 8200 '
Revision : '1.0f'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jörg Schilling
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
Device type : unknown device type 0x18
Version : 2
Response Format: 0
Vendor_info : 'cd cdrom'
Identifikation : ''
Revision : '.cmd'
Device seems to be: unknown.

Diffs - ide-scsi missing from modprobe -c?

< ide-scsi 12016 0
> nls_iso8859-1 3516 0 (autoclean)
> udf 94112 0 (autoclean)
> microcode 4188 0 (autoclean)
< microcode 4188 0 (autoclean)
< scsi_mod 110280 6 [ide-scsi sd_mod st sg sr_mod usb-storage]
> scsi_mod 110280 5 [sd_mod st sg sr_mod usb-storage]
< #File Systems
< Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jörg Schilling
< Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
< scsibus0:
< 0,0,0 0) 'HP ' 'CD-Writer+ 8200 ' '1.0f' Removable CD-ROM
< 0,1,0 1) *
< 0,2,0 2) *
< 0,3,0 3) *
< 0,4,0 4) *
< 0,5,0 5) *
< 0,6,0 6) *
< 0,7,0 7) *

Is it automount? What is grabbing my CDRW?

-voodoo chile
Old 03-02-2005, 02:36 PM   #4
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Brazil
Distribution: Gentoo
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got it working?

Excuse me but did you get that cd-writer working? I am testing one right now and i am havbing problems when i try to burn cdcrw media(it complains that i am using high speed media in a low speed device) and it just cant burn any cd-r from ISO files...

my dmesg is:
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using address 3
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: HP Model: CD-Writer+ 8200f Rev: 1.0A
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 5
USB Mass Storage device found at 3
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 32x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
st: Version 20040318, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
osst :I: Tape driver with OnStream support version 0.99.1
osst :I: $Id: osst.c,v 1.70 2003/12/23 14:22:12 wriede Exp $

How can i know where it was mounted?

I just burned an ISO but i cant eject it. There were a few errors while burning... I am lost.

I appreciate any help,
Old 03-30-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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Better late than never

Hey I did get it working only for cdrecord scsi support to go missing in 2.6 kernel. Its okay under 2.4 and you have to set the speed pretty slow


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