[xubuntu-users] DVD burner not loading new discs

mischa falkenburg because_productions at myfairpoint.net
Mon Sep 3 00:22:22 UTC 2012

On 09/02/2012 07:51 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> 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
They are IDE

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