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Old 12-20-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Need help with cd-r drive in Unbuntu

I'm running Unbuntu 7.10 and I have a cd-r drive, specificly a
Teac cd-w54e. My problem is, is that everytime without fail that I insert a blank cd-r disc and try to burn a file Brasero tells me "There is no disc in CD-W54E. Please insert a blank disc." WTF this is so weird! Some one please help me bet my cd burner working. Thanks
Old 12-20-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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re: cdr

it could be that an other application is using the disc (eg nautilus-cd-burner) or it's mounted, kill the process using the burner or `umount` the device

list pid and kill

# pstree -p # you can also use `ps aux`
# killall nautilus-cd-burner # this was an example you could use `kill` and the pid as argument instead

or try

$ sudo su
# echo "sg sr_mod sg_tgt" | xargs modprobe

then try it again

or try another application like `xcdroast` or `cdrecord` (now `wodim`) a command line based burning application

# cdrecord -scanbus
1000,0,0 100000) *
1000,1,0 100001) *
1000,2,0 100002) 'TEAC ' 'DW-224E ' 'A.0H' Removable CD-ROM
1000,3,0 100003) *
1000,4,0 100004) *
1000,5,0 100005) *
1000,6,0 100006) *
1000,7,0 100007) *
# cdrecord dev=1,2,0 image.iso

Last edited by joel2001k; 12-20-2007 at 02:34 PM.
Old 12-20-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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K3b is a great burning application, if you've got it available. Ok, it's KDE software, but still..most modern distributions come with the needed KDE libs to get it running. If you've got trouble with your burning software, try K3b and see if it's about the program or the device/something else..

Also after you insert the disc, wait a small moment and then try. I noticed that in some cases (like the Nautilus integrated cd writer app in Gnome) if you put the disc in and start burning, it fails with an odd reason - waiting a moment seems to "cool down" the drive, and then the burning works
Old 12-21-2007, 02:00 PM   #4
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still dosen't work!

Ive tried everything you mentioned, but I still cant burn to disc! It's like the drive only see's a blank cd-rom, not a blank cd-r disc! any other suggestions?
Old 12-21-2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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Actually Unbuntu dosent see the burner as a burner!


samara@pandora:~$ cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a33 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2007 J�rg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.34
Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'.
0,0,0 0) 'HITACHI ' 'DVD-ROM GD-5000 ' '0212' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) 'ATA ' 'QUANTUM FIREBALL' 'A35.' Disk
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
1,0,0 100) 'TEAC ' 'CD-W54E ' '1.1B' Removable CD-ROM
1,1,0 101) 'ATA ' 'Maxtor 91021U2 ' 'FA52' Disk
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *

Now what? Any ideas?
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I have a F7 with the same TEAC drive and the same problem with Nautilus. I tried the GnomeBaker application and it worked!


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