Sebastian Spiess sebastian.spiess at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 12:11:49 BST 2008

David Ryder wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I have 100% failure on burning DVDs and CDs. The programs installed are 
> Audio CD Exctractor, Brasero & Rhythmbox.
> However, if I install Wine and use Imgburn http://www.imgburn.com/ then 
> I get 100% success - which I was used to in Windows.
> But I really would prefer not to use Wine - does anybody know of other 
> Linux (Ubuntu) programs that are good or what I might be able to do to 
> get successful burns in Ubuntu, please?
> Many thanks,
> David

Hi David,
Hi all,

in the beginning I had some trouble with brasero and my Toshiba Satellite notebook and the combined CD/DVD drive.
Then I came across this gentoo article http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Toshiba_Satellite_P100 where they say that

	"Add combined_mode=libata to kernel parameters in order to setup dma transfers for optical drive. Otherwise, playing or 
recording DVDs doesn't work correctly. "

the strange thing I never had CD issues, only DVD burning was a problem.

I would suggest to investigate this with your drives, see if you can burn CDs. On the other had it seems unlikely that you 
having 3 burners have trouble and are alone out there with the combined mode thing. :-\


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