[Bug 28660] hal does not recognize writing capability of firewire CD drive

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 27 13:32:01 UTC 2006

Public bug report changed:

Task: ubuntu hal
Sourcepackagename: hal => linux-source-2.6.15
       Assignee: Martin Pitt => Ben Collins
         Status: Needs Info => Confirmed

> python cdcaps.py /dev/scd0
> CDO_USE_FFLAGS returned 12
> got drive capabilities: 381fec
> got disc status: 1

Thank you for this, that's the culprit: the ioctl() does return wrong data. The output should look a bit like:

got drive capabilities: 3bffef
CDC_DVD_RAM support
CDC_DVD_R support
CDC_DVD support
CDC_CD_RW support
CDC_CD_R support

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