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Old 07-17-2004, 10:00 PM   #1
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Plextor's PX 712A compatible with Linux?


I'm looking into DVD burners, and this one looks like a good buy.

However, I can't seem to find anything on Linux compatibility since it is relatively new.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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I just bought one of these. Recommend upgrading to firmware 1.03 (latest as I'm writing this). Mine came with 1.00; the drive would return errors after writing one disc, and I had to reboot to write each additional disc (both cdrecord-prodvd and dvd+rw-tools gave this error). I'm testing it right now, but it seems fine so far with 1.03.

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Old 08-07-2004, 03:28 PM   #3
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Hi, I'm trying to get my PX-712A to burn DVD-Rs; normal CD-Rs work fine, but both dvd+rw-tools and cdrecord-prodvd fail when trying to burn DVD-Rs (I have tried various media and speed settings without luck)

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Originally posted by frankmci
I just bought one of these. Recommend upgrading to firmware 1.03 (latest as I'm writing this). Mine came with 1.00; the drive would return errors after writing one d and I had to reboot to write each additional disc (both cdrecord-prodvd and dvd+rw-tools gave this error). I'm testing it right now, but it seems fine so far with 1.03.
Can you give me more detail on what setup are you using? Kernel, etc. And how did you upgrade the firmware? I can't find firmware updates for the 712A in ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/firmware/plextor/ (maybe I'm blind?)

Thanks for the info

uriel
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:16 AM   #4
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Hi, I'm trying to get my PX-712A to burn DVD-Rs; normal CD-Rs work fine, but both dvd+rw-tools and cdrecord-prodvd fail when trying to burn DVD-Rs (I have tried various media and speed settings without luck)



Can you give me more detail on what setup are you using? Kernel, etc. And how did you upgrade the firmware? I can't find firmware updates for the 712A in ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/firmware/plextor/ (maybe I'm blind?)

Thanks for the info

uriel
Hi-
I just bought a Plextor PX-712A for my home machine too. (AMD Athlon64 3000+ running SuSE 9.1 x86_64, 2.6.4-52-default SuSE kernel)

I have noticed the same issue. Even upgrading dvd+rw-tools to the latest version (5.21.4.10.8) gives me an OPC failed while attempting to burn onto a Memorex 8X DVD-R. This is at all speeds (1x, 4x, 6x, 8x attempted)
The 12X-capable DVD+R supplied with the Plextor worked flawlessly after a dvd+rw-tools upgrade (it had issues with the stock version that comes with SuSE 9.1).

In all instances, I used K3b as the frontend for burning.

This issue remains even after upgrading to Firmware version 1.05 (available as of Sept 1 2004). I upgraded the firmware in Windows, FYI.

That same Memorex 8X DVD-R media works flawlessly in Windows XP Professional with Roxio Easy CD/DVD creator using "PowerRec" as the speed (utilizes the Plextor's PowerRec feature, which I have no idea how that works...)

The short fix for me will be to buy DVD+R media from here on out. From what I've read on minimal google searching, DVD+R compatibility isn't too bad(?) anymore.
 
  


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