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Re: [SLE] cdrecord writes nonportable DVDs
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 20:24:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <438FA23A.6000401@xxxxxxxxxx>
Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> Cdrecord is giving me a problem: the DVDs it writes are readable only on the
> machine where they were written. It wasn't always this way; older ones from
> the same drive/machine/software are readable anywhere. I suspect that the
> drive has somehow gotten out of calibration, but I'd like to avoid replacing
> it. One indicator is that cdrecord gives me the message:
>
> cdrecord: WARNING: Drive returns wrong startsec (0) using -150
>
> I googled the message and got many results, but none seem particular to this
> message. I don't even know if the message is relevant to the problem, or if
> there's anything I can do to make it go away.
>
> Is there some way to write the DVDs more conservatively that's likely to cure
> the problem?

If a drive has gone out of calibration, as your message seems to
indicate, there is no alternative but to replace it. Drives are cheap.

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