[CentOS] Lightscribe

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 00:57:41 UTC 2010


On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> Yes, I have tried DVD media that is peddled as being lightscribe capable
> and just minutes ago, opened a 20-pack of CD+R that are supposedly also
> lightscribe capable.  I have tried both the LaCie 4L s/w and
> lightscribeApplications-1.18.6.1-0 and get nowhere with either of them.
> I do have the driver, lightscribe-1.18.11.1-0 installed.
>
> After leaving the original question, I plugged the drive into a
> WinXP-only laptop, Installed the bundled s/w and the same DVD was
> recognized -- but only after quite a while.  So, I'm about to conclude
> that the media is flaky, the Linux s/w is impatient at best, broken at
> worst.   Whatever... I didn't throw away my CD marker.
>

I'd check with HP - they're pretty good about Linux support for their
printers, so you might have some luck for this, too.

I'm kind of surprised at this, too, though - lightscribe is no longer
a new technology, and I would think by now that RH would include it,
or have drivers for it, in the more recent releases (4 maybe, 5 for
sure).

Also, check some of the linux forums on the subject - you might find
something else that works.  I was looking for this a couple of years
ago, but I never saw the value of lightscribe over labels, which can
be printed on inkjet or lasers, in full colr, and "stomped" onto most
CDs/DVDs with little or no trouble.  (I've had to glue some down, but
they work just fine.)

HTH

mhr


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