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Old 06-25-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Problems with NEC DVD+/-RW ND-6500A drive on Fedora Core 3.


I have a DELL Inspiron 8500 laptop running Fedora Core 3 only. My NEC DVD+/-RW drive is only recognized as a DVD-R drive.
Is there a way to fix this, so that I can use the drive to its full design? Thanks,

Old 07-23-2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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NEC DVD+RW 6500A on SUSE 9.3

hi Greg, did you solve the issue? I'm having trouble with the same drive, under SUSE 9.3 Professional
Old 07-27-2005, 03:48 PM   #3
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NEC drive.


No, I have not solved the problem. I intend on looking into it soon.

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no solutions either. i mean, i hear music but it does not appear as a drive anywhere when i put a cd in.

any news?


Old 08-17-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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Hi guys.

My DVD writer drive is only recognised as a DVD-R drive, and I can write DVD+RW discs on it. The fact that the drive's been recognised as 'DVD-R' doesn't mean anything.

What happens when you try to burn a DVD+?

Also, bacci, if you're using audio CDs in the drive, they won't show as discs, bacause an audio CD has no filesystem. This is entirely normal. Try a data CD instead.


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