[xubuntu-users] DVD burner not loading new discs

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 23:51:50 UTC 2012

On 09/02/2012 03:57 PM, mischa falkenburg wrote:
> On 09/02/2012 11:24 AM, bob wrote:
>> On Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:35:42 -0400
>> mischa falkenburg <because_productions at myfairpoint.net> 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.
>> Mischa, you've probably already considered these and feel free to
>> ignore this post if you have or if I'm missing the point.
>> (a)  When you put the disk in, does the light go on for the drive and
>> the disk spin?
>> (b)  In settings manager, for removable drives and media what is your
>> setting?  Under the multimedia tab is there a program selected for a cd?
>>                   b
> (a): light goes on and (blank)disk sounds like it attempts to spin -
> starts/stops....starts/stops
> (as a side note, pre-recorded discs, NOT ones that I've burned, load OK
> and play(but so far ONLY w/ Exaile...which I never hardly use...I'm
> kinda partial to vlc - now if I try to use vlc I'll get an error message))
> (b): the cd & dvd both show totem %d  (I didn't put it there)
> Here's another side note for information:
> This box ALSO has a CD drive. It loads and plays burned CDs fine...even
> alows me to use vlc ;-)
> So far, I have not been able to swap the DVD drive with another one.
These drives, are they IDE or SATA?? There might be a cabling 
consideration. 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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