[Bug 220957] [NEW] Fails to see blank CD/DVDs for writing

Launchpad Bug Tracker 220957 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed May 28 19:37:06 BST 2008

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I'm using Hardy, with latest updates.

Since upgrading from Gutsy to Hardy, I can no longer burn CDs/DVDs.

Now when I insert a blank CD-R or DVD-R into the drive, the drive spins
up briefly but nothing appears on the desktop.  With Gutsy, up came the
options to burn a disc.

Also, if I manually click on an ISO for burning, then it asks me to
insert blank media even though there already is one in the drive.

When I run the "cdinfo" command from the "cdtool" package, it outputs,


Exactly the same as when there is really no disc.  The "eject" command
still works.

I've tried two different brands of CD-R, and two different brands of
DVR-R, all gives the same results.

This is probably a software problem.  I have just booted Windows XP a
few minutes ago (not done that in months :-), and it detected all the
blank discs fine, bringing up a menu of burn options after I insert
them. I didn't actually try burning.

Then booting back to Ubuntu Hardy (after XP), it doesn't detect blank

This problem is worst since upgrading to Hardy: all blank media is not
detected.  With Gutsy, I did see this problem with one brand of CD-R,
but other discs were detected fine.

The machine is a Fujitsu-Siemens Si1520, and the output of "sudo hdparm
-I /dev/cdrom":

    ATAPI CD-ROM, with removable media
        Model Number:       _NEC DVD_RW ND-6750A                    
        Serial Number:      
        Firmware Revision:  2.42    

Kernel is 2.4.24-16-generic (current version in Hardy at the time of

Any other info required, please ask.
Much thanks.

** Affects: nautilus-cd-burner (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Fails to see blank CD/DVDs for writing
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