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Old 11-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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How do I get my DVD writer or CD writer working?


Ive got both a DVD and CD burner and neither seems to work. K3b writing program can see them but the burn button is greyed out.
I thought it was a permissions problem so I logged in as root and I still could not get either drive to burn. When I try to mount them I get no medium found.
Where should I start to get them working?
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Commandline burning may give some informative error messages. Have a look here for a start:

CD and DVD Writing from the Linux Command Line
http://www.andrews-corner.org/burning.html
 
Old 11-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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Ive got both a DVD and CD burner and neither seems to work. K3b writing program can see them but the burn button is greyed out.
I thought it was a permissions problem so I logged in as root and I still could not get either drive to burn. When I try to mount them I get no medium found.
Where should I start to get them working?
Thanks

Slack 1337, XFCE
Is the file you want to burn small enough to fit on the medium you want to burn to? For example, if you have a 715 MB ISO but, your CD-R can only hold 700 MB then the burn button will be greyed out. Hardware issue?
 
Old 11-05-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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I tried the info on the link and at command line I get "media is not recognized as recordable"
message. I have tried two different brands of DVD-R, Sony and Memorex and both give me the same error message. I made sure the data was much smaller than the disk capacity.
Any Ideas?

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Old 11-05-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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So, when you try to mount a burned CD/DVD it says "medium not found" ?
And when you try to burn a CD/DVD you get "media is not recognized as recordable" ?

Can you post the output of 'lspci -k'.

Check what groups root and your users are in.

How old is the burner ? Make sure it support the media you bought.

EDIT: Try not running XFCE during the burn, don't startx and just try burning it from the command line.

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Old 11-05-2011, 02:48 PM   #6
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bash-4.1$ lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 655 Host (rev 50)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 80aa
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis
Kernel modules: sis-agp
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 810e
Kernel driver in use: pata_sis
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 810e
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 810e
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 810e
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 810e
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Motherboard P4S800D-X
Kernel driver in use: sis900
Kernel modules: sis900
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
Subsystem: Creative Labs CT4780 SBLive! Value
Kernel driver in use: EMU10K1_Audigy
Kernel modules: snd-emu10k1
00:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 07)
Subsystem: Creative Labs Gameport Joystick
Kernel driver in use: Emu10k1_gameport
Kernel modules: emu10k1-gp
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3] (rev a3)
Subsystem: VISIONTEK Device 001b
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb, rivafb

All users are in the burning group.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 03:52 AM   #7
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Are both of these drives SATA along with the HDD ? If 'ahci' is built into the kernel I would change the controller mode to AHCI in the BIOS.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 05:22 AM   #8
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All users are in the burning group.
There is no burning group in Slackware, which groups are you a member of?


FYI The cdrom group is required as the cd/dvd devices are owned by root.cdrom
 
Old 11-06-2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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All the Hard Drives are IDE. How do I check to see if AHCI is built in the kernel?

I created the burning group so K3B could use it.
I am a member of:
Disk
Floppy
Audio
Video
CDrom
Plugdev
Power
Netdev
Burning.

When I try to open the User settings I get an error that says "Error Opening /etc/shadow for reading". could that have anything to do with the drives not working?

Last edited by M$ISBS; 11-06-2011 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Spelling mistake
 
Old 11-06-2011, 11:13 AM   #10
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It is better to change group setting in k3b from burning name to cdrom, because there is a great chance that the devices files permissions are set by udev rules at boot (so they will reset unless you make custom udev rules which seems more complicated than change the k3b settings to me)

Anyway, what is the output with : dmesg | grep writer

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Old 11-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #11
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It is better to change group setting in k3b from burning name to cdrom, because there is a great chance that the devices files permissions are set by udev rules at boot (so they will reset unless you make custom udev rules which seems more complicated than change the k3b settings to me)

Anyway, what is the output with : dmesg | grep writer
This:

[ 4.493128] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 4.498286] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
 
Old 11-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #12
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And the output with :

ls -l /dev/sr0
ls -l /dev/sr1
 
Old 11-06-2011, 11:54 AM   #13
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bash-4.1$ ls -l /dev/sr0
brw-rw-rw-+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 Nov 6 09:30 /dev/sr0
bash-4.1$ ls -l /dev/sr1
brw-rw-rw-+ 1 root cdrom 11, 1 Nov 6 01:00 /dev/sr1

If I do chmod +rwx on sr1 and sr0 would that give full permissions and allow access to the drives?

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #14
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Don't do that, you don't need to change permissions as you are in cdrom group already

Try run k3b from a xterm and see if there are error messages
 
Old 11-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #15
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I ran it from terminal and got no errors, K3b sees both drives but says theres no medium and after I add files the burn button is greyed out still. I have tried 2 different brands of DVD-R.
 
  


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