CD/DVD reading problem

Fred Henry Jr. fbhenry at
Thu Nov 4 18:52:18 GMT 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Helder Terra < at> wrote:

>  Perry, what you said also shows why other CDs (burned with Nero or
> similar recording software), which aren't "closed" when finished
> burning, present the same problem in Kubuntu, while commercial CDs and
> "closed" ones don't.

Well, today I popped a new 19 USD Optiarc DVD-RW drive in place of my

Got this:

[    3.230065] ata2.00: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[    3.230080] ata2.01: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[    3.230092] ata2.01: link offline, clearing class 3 to NONE
[    3.230268] ata1.00: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
[    3.230281] ata1.01: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[    3.250135] ata2.00: ATAPI: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S, 1.01, max UDMA/100
[    3.250779] ata1.00: ATA-8: WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0A0, 05.01D05, max UDMA/133
[    3.250784] ata1.00: 976773168 sectors, multi 8: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
[    3.290145] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/100
[    3.290846] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133

And yet I can play an audio CD now in Kaffeine and Amarok, although Amarok
still is acting unpredictably, but that is probably something in my amarok

I also succesfully burned a CD.

I really don't understand the driver issue, and I have a sneaking suspicion
that my former DVD-RW drive isn't actually broken.  No other machine to test
it in at the moment however.

Thanks for the help and to Helder for starting the thread.


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