[xubuntu-users] DVD burner not loading new discs

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 05:36:34 UTC 2012

On Fri, 31 Aug 2012, Ric Moore wrote:

> On 08/31/2012 07:07 PM, James Freer wrote:
>> On Fri, 31 Aug 2012, mischa falkenburg wrote:
>>> On 08/30/2012 10:50 PM, bob wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:04:35 -0400
>>>> mischa falkenburg <because_productions at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
>>>>> Hello All,
>>>>>      I'm pretty sure that this problem was self-inflicted...but only
>>>>> for
>>>>> the following reason:
>>>>> When a new DVD disc is in the drive, it'll "try" to load but nada,
>>>>> When the computer reboots to try an .iso, it'll load fine.
>>>>> The self-infliction most likely happened while I was trying to
>>>>> "explore"
>>>>> burning discs in different formats after converting the files (visual
>>>>> and audio). Now, weeks later I'm finally getting really upset with
>>>>> myself and turning to you for help.
>>>>> Perhaps, might an incorrect Command be being used? For example, in the
>>>>> "Removable Drives and Media" in "Preferences", Blank CDs & DVDs, the
>>>>> "check" is ON for Burn When Blank Is Inserted, and the commands are
>>>>> showing: /usr/bin/dvdauthor & /usr/bin/brasero.
>>>>> To tell the truth, I've only ever used Brasero to burn discs, so that
>>>>> just goes to show ya...
>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>> As always, Thanks-In-Advance.
>>>>> Mischa
>>>> I apologize for this silly idea, but I had trouble with Xfburn in
>>>> 12.04 so installed Brasero, which worked fine for me.  I haven't used
>>>> Xfburn for a couple of months.
>>>> That, of course, should be a last resort and if anyone can solve the
>>>> problem in a more direct fashion that should be preferred.
>>>>                             b
>>> I should ask a question that is more direct and to the point...
>>> Is it possible to run a diagnostic on the DVD burner?
>>> M.
>> I don't know but i have had the same problem as yourself from time to
>> time (if that's any consolation). Brasero mostly ok until 10.04 [i
>> couldn't select a slow speed to burn iso i recall] when i switched back
>> to k3b. I don't understand why xubuntu sometimes has Xfburn on one
>> release and then Brasero on the next. Due to this i've stayed with k3b
>> for 12.04.
> Don't you have to load the rest of KDE in order to install it?? Ric

Am i following the "Sin of Stupidity"

One annoying thing with linux is occasionaly there is an app like this one that 
is worth installing from the alternative desktop so there are more dependencies 
than one would like. But it's certainly not the rest of kde... 'runtime-kde' is 
installed i noticed.

I see little difference between functionality with Xfburn and Brasero but they 
do seem to have trouble every so often - each xubuntu release seems to switch 
between the two. k3b is what i call a 'mature' app - widely used and doesn't 
have problems that i know off. With linux nothing is quite perfect but xubuntu 
i've found has some nice surprises - Bulk Rename for example is a nice 'Fit for 
purpose' app... free of 'eye candy' but it's better than kRename. Essential for 
all those photos.


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