[xubuntu-users] DVD burner not loading new discs

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 23:50:12 UTC 2012

On 09/02/2012 05:37 AM, James Freer wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Sep 2012, 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"?
>> M.
> A straight forward test of hardware is can you play a music CD or DVD
> film [check those beforehand on your TV and DVD player... one can get
> problems i heard not that i've experienced it]. I had a problem with the
> drive recently and exchanged it for another and fine.
> Once you know your drive is ok then if you can't burn a disk the problem
> has to be with software. There are four choices; Xfburn, Brasero [once
> had a problem with it - i couldn't select the slow speed for an
> isoburn], k3b [now seems to be heavier on space and features - not
> something i want to use now on xubuntu], use a CLI app maybe GNU Xorriso
> - i've yet to read about it but probably harder to get configured [like
> all GNU] but i'm sure will work fine.
> But from what you've said M. Above it looks very much to me like your
> drive isn't working properly. Borrow one or swop with another machine to
> test and then you'll know.

It got so bad for me that I bought another drive. Problem went away. 
Luckily they are cheap to replace. :) 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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