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Old 09-28-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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How to use a CD/DVD writer

I have FC-5 and use KDE.

I'm trying to burn an ISO image to DVD using K3b, a CD/DVD tool that comes with FC-5. It doesn't work and I get the following error messages:

x :-( Failed to change write speed 5540->11080
x Fatal error at start up: Invalid argument
x Unable to eject media.

Then in a "Debugging Report" I get the following:

K3b Version: 0.12.10

KDE Version: 3.5.1-2.3 Red Hat
QT Version: 3.3.5
Kernel: 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B DL11 (/dev/hdd, ) at [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM; DVD-ROM; DVD-RAM; DVD-R; DVD-RW; DVD-R DL; DVD+R; DVD+RW; DVD+R DL] [DVD-ROM; DVD-R Sequential; DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential; DVD-R Dual Layer Jump; DVD-RAM; DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite; DVD-RW Sequential; DVD+RW; DVD+R; DVD+R Double Layer; CD-ROM; CD-R; CD-RW] [SAO; TAO; RAW; SAO/R96P; SAO/R96R; RAW/R16; RAW/R96P; RAW/R96R; Restricted Overwrite]

SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615 FYS2 (/dev/hdc, ) at [CD-ROM; DVD-ROM] [DVD (I think the clipboard cut this off)

I've tried running it as root but I get the same result. Does anybody know what's going on and how to fix it?


Old 09-28-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Might upgrade to 0.12.17 version.

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Try using cdrecord and growisofs instead of using K3b. These two programs is what K3b uses to write to CD and DVD recorable mediums.


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