Poll: searching for a reliable DVD-RW for Linux (Ubuntu)

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Nov 1 14:10:34 UTC 2005

Ali Milis wrote:

> Gábor Iglói wrote:
>> Due to my prior bad experience with a S at msung DVD-RW optical drive and
>> reading other people's frequent help requests on forums and mail lists
> It is my understanding that I have NO problem with Samsung DVD/RW.
> At least, I have no problem under XP(nero) or Hoary (K3b).
> I have got a notebook with a Compal DVD/RW. No problem too!
> However I do have problem with both Ubuntu Breezy and Knoppix 4.0.2.
> My informal conclusion is that Ubuntu is not Debian:
> expect that few packages don't work.
> Therefore, use:
> WARTY like Debian Stable
> HOARY like Debian Testing and
> BREEZY like Debian Unstable

Simply wrong.  Hoary is _at least_ as stable as Debian Stable (it's older,
more tested).  I'd say even Breezy is as stable, but a few people have
upgrade issues from Hoary to Breezy.

Are you having DVD specific problems with yours, or CD too?  cdrecord has
issues that are totally unrelated to breezy or Knoppix, and specifically
involve kernel changes.

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