[Bug 220957] [NEW] Fails to see blank CD/DVDs for writing
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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
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
ATAPI CD-ROM, with removable media
Model Number: _NEC DVD_RW ND-6750A
Firmware Revision: 2.42
Kernel is 2.4.24-16-generic (current version in Hardy at the time of
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** Affects: nautilus-cd-burner (Ubuntu)
Fails to see blank CD/DVDs for writing
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