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Old 08-02-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
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k3b problem


I can't seem to get k3b to recognise any media. I'm trying to burn an iso to a cdr and it just says 'no media found'. I've tried a cdrw as well. It might be a fault with my dvd burner but it's worked ok in the past. Not sure what to do about it.

Edit: It's worked with a dvd but not any cd.

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Old 08-08-2005, 03:45 AM   #2
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Sometimes the physical blank media is bad or k3b doesn't like it. Using a GNOME application (gnomebaker or something) might work. Or try another brand of CD-R
 
Old 08-09-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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It doesn't seem to work on any cd media. Only dvd. It won't recognise any disk, such as cdr, cdrw, or if copying a music cd. Message 'no media found'. DVD's are fine. I suppose it might have got corrupted somehow. As I said it has worked fine in the past. It is a bit odd.

Thanks for getting back.

I am using KDE.

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Just to add that it hasn't got anything to do with k3b. What happens is I get a strange clicking noise when I put the disk in.

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Old 08-10-2005, 12:57 AM   #4
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I presume you have a CD ROM and a DVD player on your machine. Is the correct ROM player selected inside K3B?

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It doesn't seem to work on any cd media. Only dvd. It won't recognise any disk, such as cdr, cdrw, or if copying a music cd. Message 'no media found'. DVD's are fine. I suppose it might have got corrupted somehow. As I said it has worked fine in the past. It is a bit odd.

Thanks for getting back.

I am using KDE.

Edit:

Just to add that it hasn't got anything to do with k3b. What happens is I get a strange clicking noise when I put the disk in.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 08:02 AM   #5
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I've got a dvdrom and dvdrw. Both should recognise cd or dvd. The dvdrom works fine.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 09:07 AM   #6
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Look to see if K3b is pointing to the right ROM drive or it could be your ROM drives are mounted. Have you tried to reboot the system?

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I've got a dvdrom and dvdrw. Both should recognise cd or dvd. The dvdrom works fine.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:14 AM   #7
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me too

I am having the exact same problem on a FreeBSD box running K3B, so I doubt the problem is with your hardware. It worked fine for a long time, then after a portupgrade it stopped recognizing CD media (even the same media I had previously burned with), but still burns DVD just fine. I assume it's a bug in some library I updated, but have not yet figured out which - will let you know if I do.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:43 AM   #8
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It's the same with xcdroast. I did upgrade my kernel which didn't work and so I went back to the 2.4. I don't know what can mess it up. I haven't upgraded the firmware or anything, mainly because the official ones are only for windows and I don't want to invalidate the warranty just yet.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 03:40 PM   #9
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I'm still having the same problem here. I've tried with different distros (mandrake and slackware) and I still get a clicking sound with the burner for any cd. It occurred to me that this started when I swapped to a different brand of cd. A very cheap Tesco cdr. Now it won't work at all. Is it possible that this cdr has knackered my drive? And if so is there anything I can do about it? I know nec or whoever have lists of recommended media.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 02:02 PM   #10
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bad drive

well strangely enough, it ended up being a bad drive for me.... i discovered this by accident when i tried to reformat the box - i couldn't boot from the burner... i swapped it out and it booted fine from the new drive, so rather than reformat i just rebooted and tried it out - sure enough it works like a champ...

so, for some reason, the old drive just lost its ability to burn and boot from cd's (even though it could still read them and burn/boot dvd's).... pretty bizarre...
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:38 AM   #11
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Did you recently change brands of cd like I did? Do you have any idea what caused it?
 
Old 09-07-2005, 05:07 PM   #12
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no, in fact i was in the middle of a spindle when it occured... i have no idea what caused it...
 
  


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