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Re: Plextor px-708a and k3b



On Wednesday 15 June 2005 03:06, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Eric Tanguy wrote:
> > Le mercredi 15 juin 2005 à 08:00 +0100, Paul Howarth a écrit :
> >>On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 16:43 -0700, Mick Mearns wrote:
> >>>Hello;
> >>>  When I fire up k3b and go to:
> >>>settings->Configure k3b->Devices
> >>>
> >>>It says that the drive will not write DVD+R(RW)S
> >>>That is not correct, it does and works under XP.
> >>>I upgraded the BIOS to 1.10 with the same result.
> >>
> >>What does "cdrecord -prcap" say?
> >>
> >>That reports what the drive says it's capable of doing.
> >>
> >>Paul.
> >>--
> >>Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>
> >
> > I have the same problem.
> > The result is
> >  sudo cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom1 -prcap
> > Password:
> > Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg
> > Schilling
> > Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
> > Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
> > Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to
> > http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
> > Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in
> > this version.
> > scsidev: '/dev/cdrom1'
> > devname: '/dev/cdrom1'
> > scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
> > Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
> > Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
> > /usr/bin/cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code
> > version (schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.83-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c
> > 1.83 04/05/20 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
> > Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
> > Version        : 0
> > Response Format: 1
> > Vendor_info    : 'PLEXTOR '
> > Identifikation : 'DVDR   PX-708A  '
> > Revision       : '1.09'
> > Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
> >
> > Drive capabilities, per MMC-3 page 2A:
> >
> >   Does read CD-R media
> >   Does write CD-R media
> >   Does read CD-RW media
> >   Does write CD-RW media
> >   Does read DVD-ROM media
> >   Does read DVD-R media
> >   Does write DVD-R media
> >   Does not read DVD-RAM media
> >   Does not write DVD-RAM media
> >   Does support test writing
> >
> > So it seems that device is not weel recognized.
> > Eric
>
> I think it may be that cdrecord doesn't report DVD+R(W) capabilities at
> all. Having just tried "cdrecord -prcap" on my own drive (which I
> believe to be capable of writing DVD+R(W)), there again is no mention of
> DVD+R(W). I've never actually tried writing that type of media.
>
> Does growisofs work? It's part of the dvd+rw-tools package and it is
> supposed to understand DVD+R(W) media properly (see also
> http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/ for lots of technical
> discussion).
>
> Paul.

I'm using that drive with no problem.  Try the following:

growisofs -dvd-compat -speed=4(or what you want) -Z /dev/cdwriter=filename.iso

HTH, Tom

-- 
Tom Taylor
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