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Old 11-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question about writing DVD's


I just found some info about my DVD player from Kinfocenter. When I clicked on CD Rom information, the entry said, CD Rom information ld, and in the list was:
Can write DVD-R and under the value for hdd and hdc was set to 0 0
Can write DVD-RAM and that value was also set to 0 0
0 means, "no" or "off", right?

I've asked a number of questions (thread here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o-dvds-554399/) of why I couldn't burn DVD's with my Sony DVD burner (SONY DVD+RW DRU-120A 1.51) -- could this be the reason why? Can this be changed? I'm pretty sure that this DVD player/burner was able to make DVD's when it was installed in the Windows computer.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Check the output from the typed command cdrecord -prcap to be sure.

Anything wrong with setting KDE not to mount/show blank DVD media?

KDE Control Center-->Desktop--.Behavior-->Device Icons Tab

Anything wrong with un-mounting the blank media by right clicking on the icon and choosing to unmount the media???


I strongly suggest that you upgrade k3b to 1.0.4;

http://k3b.plainblack.com/
http://packman.links2linux.de/package/k3b

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Old 11-28-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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This is what that command gave me:
Code:
cdrecord -prcap hdc

cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
cdrecord: No CD/DVD-Recorder device specified.
Usage: cdrecord [options] track1...trackn

Use     cdrecord -help
to get a list of valid options.

Use     cdrecord blank=help
to get a list of valid blanking options.

Use     cdrecord dev=b,t,l driveropts=help -checkdrive
to get a list of drive specific options.

Use     cdrecord dev=help
to get a list of possible SCSI transport specifiers.
All the stuff for showing mounted and unmounted DVD media is checked off in in the KDE control center.

When I put a blank DVD+R in the drive and on the desktop, right click (after a few seconds) I see a mount command but no unmount. The "properties" says, unmounted but k3b recognizes that there is media present and says what it is (DVD+R).

My version of k3b is 1.0.1. I didn't know that they have 1.0.4. I just tried checking and there is no k3b 1.0.4 for my system. They are all for 10.2+ and I have 10.0.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 09:58 AM   #4
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I said exactly cdrecord -prcap do not add anything to the command please.
Example output:
Code:
$ cdrecord -prcap
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (cpu-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
scsidev: '/dev/cdrom'
devname: '/dev/cdrom'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.83-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c        1.83 04/05/20 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   :
Vendor_info    : 'PIONEER '
Identifikation : 'DVD-RW DVR-K16RS'
Revision       : '1.39'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.

Drive capabilities, per MMC-3 page 2A:

  Does read CD-R media
  Does write CD-R media
  Does read CD-RW media
  Does write CD-RW media
  Does read DVD-ROM media
  Does read DVD-R media
  Does write DVD-R media
  Does read DVD-RAM media
  Does write DVD-RAM media
  Does support test writing

  Does read Mode 2 Form 1 blocks
  Does read Mode 2 Form 2 blocks
  Does read digital audio blocks
  Does restart non-streamed digital audio reads accurately
  Does support Buffer-Underrun-Free recording
  Does read multi-session CDs
  Does read fixed-packet CD media using Method 2
  Does not read CD bar code
  Does not read R-W subcode information
  Does read raw P-W subcode data from lead in
  Does return CD media catalog number
  Does return CD ISRC information
  Does not support C2 error pointers
  Does not deliver composite A/V data

  Does play audio CDs
  Number of volume control levels: 256
  Does support individual volume control setting for each channel
  Does support independent mute setting for each channel
  Does not support digital output on port 1
  Does not support digital output on port 2

  Loading mechanism type: tray
  Does support ejection of CD via START/STOP command
  Does not lock media on power up via prevent jumper
  Does allow media to be locked in the drive via PREVENT/ALLOW command
  Is not currently in a media-locked state
  Does not support changing side of disk
  Does not have load-empty-slot-in-changer feature
  Does not support Individual Disk Present feature

  Maximum read  speed:  4233 kB/s (CD  24x, DVD  3x)
  Current read  speed:  4233 kB/s (CD  24x, DVD  3x)
  Maximum write speed:  4233 kB/s (CD  24x, DVD  3x)
  Current write speed:  4233 kB/s (CD  24x, DVD  3x)
  Rotational control selected: CLV/PCAV
  Buffer size in KB: 2000
  Copy management revision supported: 1
  Number of supported write speeds: 5
  Write speed # 0:  4233 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD  24x, DVD  3x)
  Write speed # 1:  3528 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD  20x, DVD  2x)
  Write speed # 2:  2822 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD  16x, DVD  2x)
  Write speed # 3:  1764 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD  10x, DVD  1x)
  Write speed # 4:   705 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD   4x, DVD  0x)
 
Old 11-28-2007, 11:06 AM   #5
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I don't get any of that nice readout on my system. This is the result of the command:

Code:
cdrecord: No CD/DVD-Recorder device specified.
Usage: cdrecord [options] track1...trackn

Use     cdrecord -help
to get a list of valid options.

Use     cdrecord blank=help
to get a list of valid blanking options.

Use     cdrecord dev=b,t,l driveropts=help -checkdrive
to get a list of drive specific options.

Use     cdrecord dev=help
to get a list of possible SCSI transport specifiers.
That's why I added the hdc because it told me, "No cd/dvd-recorder device specified" so I thought I had to do that.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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What does the typed commands show;

cdrecord -scanbus
ls -al /dev/cdrom
ls -al /dev/cdrom0
ls -al /dev/cdrom1

Something is not right, the cdrecord -prcap should have produced a nice output like the example I posted. here is an excerpt from the typed command man cdrecord;

Quote:
-prcap Print the drive capabilities for SCSI-3/mmc compliant drives as
obtained from mode page 0x2A. Values marked with kB use 1000
bytes as kilo-byte, values marked with KB use 1024 bytes as
Kilo-byte.

-inq Do an inquiry for the drive, print the inquiry info and exit.

-scanbus
Scan all SCSI devices on all SCSI busses and print the inquiry
strings. This option may be used to find SCSI address of the
CD/DVD-Recorder on a system. The numbers printed out as labels
are computed by: bus * 100 + target
 
Old 11-29-2007, 09:20 AM   #7
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These are the results of the above commands:
cdrecord -scanbus ls /dev/cdrom
Code:
cdrecord -scanbus ls /dev/cdrom
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
cdrecord: No tracks allowed with this option
Usage: cdrecord [options] track1...trackn

Use     cdrecord -help
to get a list of valid options.

Use     cdrecord blank=help
to get a list of valid blanking options.

Use     cdrecord dev=b,t,l driveropts=help -checkdrive
to get a list of drive specific options.

Use     cdrecord dev=help
to get a list of possible SCSI transport specifiers.
cdrecord -scanbus ls -al /dev/cdrom
Code:
cdrecord -scanbus ls -al /dev/cdrom
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
cdrecord: Bad Option: -al.
Usage: cdrecord [options] track1...trackn

Use     cdrecord -help
to get a list of valid options.

Use     cdrecord blank=help
to get a list of valid blanking options.

Use     cdrecord dev=b,t,l driveropts=help -checkdrive
to get a list of drive specific options.

Use     cdrecord dev=help
to get a list of possible SCSI transport specifiers.
cdrecord -scanbus
Code:
cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-suse-linux) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://www.suse.de/feedback
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.33
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (okir@suse.de-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.83-resmgr-patch '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c  1.83 04/05/20 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
scsibus2:
        2,0,0   200) 'Generic ' 'USB SD Reader   ' '2.00' Removable Disk
        2,1,0   201) *
        2,2,0   202) *
        2,3,0   203) *
        2,4,0   204) *
        2,5,0   205) *
        2,6,0   206) *
        2,7,0   207) *
It looks like scanbus or cdrecord does not see my cdrom/dvd drives but k3b knows they're there and so does the system because I can play dvd's just fine and I can record to CD-R's just fine.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 01:07 PM   #8
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What does your fstab file look like??? cat /etc/fstab
 
Old 11-30-2007, 08:56 AM   #9
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Code:
cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hda2            /                    reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/hda1            swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
/dev/cdrecorder      /media/cdrecorder    subfs      noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder2     /media/cdrecorder2   subfs      noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0             /media/floppy        subfs      noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
none                 /subdomain       subdomainfs noauto         0 0
Others have looked at it and said nothing is wrong. There has got to be something not right somewhere!
 
Old 12-01-2007, 05:12 AM   #10
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I was hoping to see(discover) is which devices are your CD/DVD writers by requesting the fstab file.

So check that both devices are known, the commands should be typed as shown;

ls -al /dev/cdrecorder

ls -al /dev/cdrecorder2

cdrecord dev=ATAPI -scanbus

cdrdao scanbus


I really do suggest that you upgrade k3b for the improvements handling devices;

http://k3b.plainblack.com/
 
Old 12-01-2007, 09:21 AM   #11
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Hi,

What distribution? Kernel? Do from the cli; 'uname -a' for the kernel.

Since you do not show anything from the scanbus then from the cli as root;
Code:
~#dmesg |grep -i hd
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xa800-0xa807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xa808-0xa80f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: Maxtor 6Y120L0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: CD-ROM DRIVE/F5A B1.3, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 240121728 sectors (122942 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11 >
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Notice the device hdc is the cd/dvd rom. If your device is a sata then replace the command with 'dmesg |grep -i sd'.

If the hardware was recognized at boot by the kernel then you should be able to access. Do you have your user(s) in the proper group? Are you performing the commands as 'root'?
 
Old 12-01-2007, 11:59 AM   #12
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The result of ls -al /dev/cdrecorder
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2007-12-01 11:53 /dev/cdrecorder -> hdc

ls -al /dev/cdrecorder2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2007-12-01 11:53 /dev/cdrecorder2 -> hdd

cdrecord dev=ATAPI -scanbus
Code:
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-suse-linux) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://www.suse.de/feedback
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
scsidev: 'ATAPI'
devname: 'ATAPI'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.
Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be unmaintained.
Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.
cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
cdrdao scanbus
Code:
Cdrdao version 1.2.0 - (C) Andreas Mueller <andreas@daneb.de>
  SCSI interface library - (C) Joerg Schilling
  Paranoia DAE library - (C) Monty 

Check http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/drives.html#dt for current driver tables.

Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'

ATA:1,0,0            SONY    , DVD+RW  DRU-120A, 1.51
ATA:1,1,0            RICOH   , CD-R/RW MP7040A , 1.40
I can't upgrade to the latest k3b because there are no rpm's available for SuSE 10.0. I like using rpm's because YaST works out the dependencies so I don't have to deal with them. My system is considered "old" by Novell's standards it seems. I just installed it 2 years ago. I was hoping that this computer would last for me longer than the Windows computers (being able to get updates, program packages, etc). I guess I must be wrong about that.

---
Hello onebuck,
The distro I'm using is SuSE 10.0
uname -a is one command I can remember. Here's the result:
Linux linux 2.6.13-15.15-smp #1 SMP Mon Feb 26 14:11:33 UTC 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

So, here's the result of dmesg |grep -i hd:

Code:
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda2 vga=0x317 selinux=0    resume=/dev/hda1  splash=silent
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: WDC WD800JB-00CRA1, ATA DISK drive
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes not supported
 hda: hda1 hda2
hdc: SONY DVD+RW DRU-120A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: RICOH CD-R/RW MP7040A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdc: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hdd: ATAPI 20X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, DMA
ReiserFS: hda2: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda2: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hda2: journal params: device hda2, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda2: checking transaction log (hda2)
ReiserFS: hda2: Using r5 hash to sort names
Adding 1028120k swap on /dev/hda1.  Priority:-1 extents:1
e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
 
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I suggest using SCSI emulation. You will need to modify the bootloader and add hdc=ide-scsi and hdd=ide-scsi. Your drives will not have a device ID of /dev/scd0 and /dev/scd1. You will need to change the fstab file and your applications to reflect the new device IDs. Your version of cdrecord does not support ATAPI devices without the SCSI emulation.

The need for SCSI emulation was eliminated with the 2.6 kernels but this is a fairly early kernel version and there still might of been some problems. I'm sure others will chime in to help fill in the details.
 
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Hi,

By chance did you compile a new kernel?

From the cli do;

Code:
cat /usr/src/linux/.config |grep -i idecd
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD=y                     <--- this indicates the       
                                                IDECD is static
With 2.6 the idecd is the current means to handle the atapi device. The ide-scsi is deprecated. Your devices are recognized. You could roll back to a previous cdrecord to see if that helps. Some 2.6.21 kernel users have experienced problems with cdrecord and corrected by a roll back to a previous cdrecord version.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gymnart View Post
I can't upgrade to the latest k3b because there are no rpm's available for SuSE 10.0. I like using rpm's because YaST works out the dependencies so I don't have to deal with them. My system is considered "old" by Novell's standards it seems. I just installed it 2 years ago. I was hoping that this computer would last for me longer than the Windows computers (being able to get updates, program packages, etc). I guess I must be wrong about that.
I don't use SUSE for the reason that you don't control it. It controls you via Novell just like the way M$ attempts to. I really don't like Novell either. I used and maintained Novell for years but wouldn't touch it again.

Just like any tool, SUSE is that. Some like the feel and the OS meets the needs of that user. I just like to control my systems. That's why I use Slackware. No dependency nightmares for me.

Last edited by onebuck; 12-01-2007 at 01:53 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 12-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #15
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No, I did not compile a new kernel. I have updated it with the YOU tool a few times though and the last time that was done, the module responsible for my being able to use Kino for capturing video from my camcorder has not worked properly since. I haven't updated it since then because of now having to re-install my Nvidia graphics card driver and I don't feel like having the deal with that again.

Here are the results of the command cat /usr/src/linux/.config |grep -i idecd:

Code:
cat: /usr/src/linux/.config: No such file or directory
Quote:
That's why I use Slackware. No dependency nightmares for me.
So, you can just install stuff and that's it? No busted apps? If something did break, how would you track down what went wrong and fix it?

I am SO not an expert as you can tell!
 
  


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