Burning CDs

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Wed Feb 27 21:32:15 UTC 2008

Phil Bass wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 17:03:11 +0000, Phil Bass wrote:
>>> After further investigation I found an alternative CD burning program
>>> called graveman and tried it. It hangs on startup for both ordinary
>>> users and root.
>>> Finally I tried to use the CD burning facility built in to Nautilus.
>> Have you tried "k3b" yet?
> Haven't tried that because I run Gnome and I'd rather avoid a mixture of 
> Gnome and KDE apps if possible. Why Gnome? Mainly because that's what we 
> use at work and I work from home sometimes. Still, I can try it if 
> that's the consensus on the list.
Once upon a time I wrote a tool to simplify multisession backup with 
cdrecord. You can find it at http://www.tmr.com/~public and that will 
avoid some of the learning curve (it's still command line, though).

Before you do anything else, try "cdrecord -atip dev=/dev/dvd" and see 
if you can get access to the device. You can also use "-prcap" in place 
of "-atip" just to see if you get data or a "can't find device" message. 
My one remaining current FC7 machine is working "just fine" for burning, 
I just converted some old Fedora interviews with various people from ogg 
to DVD so I can take them with me along with a DVD player.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
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