[xubuntu-users] DVD burner not loading new discs

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 23:48:26 UTC 2012

On 09/01/2012 07:35 PM, mischa falkenburg wrote:
> On 09/01/2012 07:07 PM, bob wrote:
>> On Sat, 01 Sep 2012 16:58:41 -0400
>> mischa falkenburg <because_productions at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
>>> On 09/01/2012 02:44 PM, James Freer wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 1 Sep 2012, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>> On 09/01/2012 01:36 AM, James Freer wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, 31 Aug 2012, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>>> Am i following the "Sin of Stupidity"
>>>>> Nah! You're good!
>>>>>> 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.
>>>>> It's funny, for awhile k3b was broken and cursed, so everyone headed
>>>>> off to use Brasero. Then it broke and the tide receded back to k3b.
>>>>> It seems they trade places in the heart and minds depending on which
>>>>> runs reliably at the time, routinely. At least we have the choices!Ric
>>>> I'm sure you're right about k3b... it's my reserve for Brasero and
>>>> Xfburn. They do seem to have their 'dips'.
>>>> james
>>> Are you ALL telling me that the problem is BECAUSE of the software, and
>>> NOT the hardware?
>>> M.
>> Well, this again my be a dumb answer, but as nobody offered an easy
>> way to test the hardware without trying other software, the suggestion
>> seems to be to try other software to see if your hardware works with
>> that.  If it works with Brasero, for example, you have a pretty good
>> idea the problem isn't the hardware.
>>                             b
> Whether I would use Brasero or something else is not to the point.
> The OS used to at least be able to load a blank disc and show it to me
> on the Desktop...that is not happening now. WHY(?) has been my question
> from the beginning. Is there some line in the code that I may have
> "messed up" somehow? How can I find out what the default settings are
> for Xubuntu and the dvd to "play nice"?

It did that to me too, at first. Then after a series of updates, it 
works again. No clue on this end WHAT made that happen. This time, I 
will NOT dink with the settings or tell it to behave by default in any 
fashion. It ALWAYS comes up asking me what to do, and I do not assign a 
default behavior. Now that it works, I am too timid to mess with it. 
But, it will announce that is I have inserted a blank disk and what do I 
want to do. Every time in the past I told it to do something by default, 
it disappears. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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