kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 9 21:19:42 UTC 2010
Arun Khan wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 5:35 AM, Robert<kerplop at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> I just bought an HP DVD Writer 1040r (as identified by k3b), an external
>> USB-connected CD/DVD burner. The drive gets assigned /dev/scd0. I can
>> burn CDs and DVDs, read from CDs and DVDs, boot from DVDs (and, I
>> assume, CDs) but have been unable to use the lightscribe software to
>> label a disk. I have lightscribe-188.8.131.52-0 and
>> lightscribeApplications-184.108.40.206-0 installed, can run the GUI at
>> /opt/lightscribe/Applications/SimpleLabeler/SimpleLabeler which promptly
>> and stubbornly tells me "--<no lightscribe drives found>--".
>> This IS a lightscribe drive, according to the specs, the box and the
>> logo on the tray.
> I do not have any lightscribe capable DVD writer.
> I am presuming you have lightscribe capable media in the drive as
> well. If so, it might be worthwhile to contact the software vendor.
> IIRC, LaCie had published rpm package for lightscribe but I suspect it
> worked with their own branded hardware.
> -- Arun Khan
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-220.127.116.11-0 and get nowhere with either of them.
I do have the driver, lightscribe-18.104.22.168-0 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.
Thanks for the reply
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