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Old 01-10-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Laserscribe for linuxx?


I saw a comerical for one of the major pc companies for customized pcs and one of the options you could do included software to use your lazer to burn labels onto the cd. I was curious if there is any software for linux to achieve the same thing? I'd like something like that to label all my distro cds.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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I've been looking for something like that on-and-off for some time now, but never found anything...
Google and SourceForge don't turn anything up, but I'm still looking...
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:20 PM   #3
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well i read about it a little more. The name of the system is called Lightscribe. It was developed by HP. Basically the cds are coated with a chemical that are photosensitive so you can't use just any cds. Also you need a special drive to do so. I believe it is pretty new technology so it will be awhile i assume before it comes more common and avaible for Linux.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:10 AM   #4
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I was wondering if anyone has heard of any updates on programs for the lightscribe drives. I have an HP drive that is lightscribe compatible but have not found any linux programs for this.
Thank you in advance.
John
 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:26 AM   #5
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I haven't heard about any program to use it yet. Although i heard that all the new toshiba laptops are supposed to have the same technology so maybe someone will be more apt to write a program to make use of it when it becomes more avaible.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:33 PM   #6
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Thank you for the reply.
John
 
Old 08-22-2005, 09:27 PM   #7
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Bump

Decided to do a search before blindly asking my question, and got this thread. However, since the last post was a few months ago I figure I will check and see if anyone knows if it is yet compatible. Our business is considering getting the HP burner with the Lightscribe technology, but not if it is incompatible.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:22 AM   #8
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Does anybody know if nerolinux supports lightscribe? As far as I know the Windows-version does. And since Nero has a LightScribe certification they should know the hardware specifications....
 
Old 09-17-2005, 09:50 AM   #9
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I work in tech support for HP, I'll see if I can dig anything up from that end at work tonight (although I wouldn't bet on anything).
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:35 AM   #10
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Originally posted by ciotog
I work in tech support for HP, I'll see if I can dig anything up from that end at work tonight (although I wouldn't bet on anything).
Thanx for your help!!! I hope you can come up with a solution...
 
Old 09-27-2005, 03:53 PM   #11
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I'm also interested in this response!

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Old 12-12-2005, 02:54 PM   #12
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*BUMP*

Has anyone heard anything new?

I am planning on buying a new notebook soon and the one that has caught my eye has a lightscribe drive in it. But I dont want to pay all the extra money for a drive i can't get to work (no i will not reboot to windows to use it either).

Maybe there is something in 'testing' or 'unstable' that takes advantage of this hardware?
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:35 PM   #13
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I found a little info on the matter - looks to me no one has a 'clear' answer anywhere.

http://lalists.stanford.edu/lau/2005/09/0083.html

The above link mentions that Nero-for-Linux has Lightscribe support. It also mentions this nero is non-free and you must pay for the software.

The nero site said something about registering your Nero 6 and recieving Nero-for-Linux for free.

Anyone else know anything else about this subject?
 
Old 12-12-2005, 04:35 PM   #14
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I wouldn't count on NeroLinux supporting LightScribe. The last time I checked the demo version didn't support LightScribe! Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there are any features in Nero that are not included in the demo.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:38 AM   #15
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There's a lightscribe FAQ from hp that says the following:
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Does LightScribe work on both PCs and Macs?
Currently, LightScribe is only compatible with PCs using Windows 2000 and XP. LightScribe is developing additional software for enhanced operating system compatibility.
 
  


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