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Old 10-26-2003, 04:17 PM   #1
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Mandrake Update kills Gcombust? (how to get a find a log of what changes were made?)

Hello all, last evening, I recalled that I had not run mandrake update in a while to get the latest security updates for my system. I did so and then proceeded to fire up Gcombust to burn some vacation pictures to CD.

Gcombust had worked nicely in the past (a few days ago), but when I ran it this time, my computer froze hard when the status window indicated that the burn was 4% done. The LEDs on my keyboard were flashing and gkrellm was no longer updating. Nothing to do but hard reboot, I guessed..

So now my system is a bit rogered, but I don't remember what all list of packages I downloaded/installed, so I have not even clue 1 as to where to begin trying to fix things. I have tried googling for rpmdrake logs and other things, but nothing seemed helpful..

I'm confused and frustrated. If you can help with the first problem of Gcombust locking up my computer now, I'd be grateful. If you can help me better track what the heck rpmdrake did to screw it up, I'd be grateful and maybe a smidge wiser..

Thanks much for your help..
Old 10-26-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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well.. gcombust is no longer freezing my computer (after doing it 4 or 5 times in a row..)

now it seems to be down to just a cdrecord problem (maybe it was all along..)

running cdrecord from the command line on an .iso, I get the following output:
[root@localhost directoryname]# cdrecord -v -eject dev=0,0,0 speed=2 ./cd.iso
Cdrecord 2.0 (i586-mandrake-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '0,0,0'
scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.24
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
atapi: 1
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 0
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info : 'HP '
Identifikation : 'CD-Writer+ 7200 '
Revision : '2.02'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC SWABAUDIO
Supported modes: TAO PACKET RAW/R16
Drive buf size : 786432 = 768 KB
FIFO size : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data 61 MB
Total size: 70 MB (06:56.45) = 31234 sectors
Lout start: 70 MB (06:58/34) = 31234 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP start of lead in: -11634 (97:26/66)
ATIP start of lead out: 359848 (79:59/73)
Disk type: Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 3
Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corporation
Blocks total: 359848 Blocks current: 359848 Blocks remaining: 328614
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 2 in real TAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
Performing OPC...
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01: 0 of 61 MB written.cdrecord: Input/output error. write_g1: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 01 74 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: F0 00 05 00 00 00 00 19 00 01 79 6D 21 17 00 00
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x21 Qual 0x17 (logical block address out of range) [No matching qualifier] Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (valid)
cmd finished after 6.773s timeout 40s

write track data: error after 761856 bytes
Sense Bytes: F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 19 00 01 73 8A 00 00 00 00 00 00
Writing time: 18.812s
Average write speed 28.3x.
cdrecord: Input/output error. close track/session: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 5B 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: F0 00 05 00 00 00 00 19 00 01 73 92 2C 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x2C Qual 0x00 (command sequence error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (valid)
cmd finished after 0.011s timeout 480s
cmd finished after 0.011s timeout 480s
Fixating time: 0.019s
cdrecord: fifo had 76 puts and 13 gets.
cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 6 times full, min fill was 95%.
still working on fixing this.. weird stuff..

edit: clarification

Last edited by clausawits; 10-26-2003 at 07:32 PM.
Old 10-26-2003, 07:45 PM   #3
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curioser and curioser.. I tried a different brand of blank cdr and it worked.. But I've made about 10 coasters out of the first spindle pack trying to make this work.. could the entier batch be bad? guess I'll check if there are special options to cdrecord to use if it's not a 650 meg cdr...


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