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Re: [opensuse] K3B DVD Question
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:26:33 +1000
  • Message-id: <4855B339.1020102@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Donald D Henson wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
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The Sunday 2008-06-15 at 07:01 -0600, Donald D Henson wrote:

Here's a printout of /var/log/messages covering the time during which I inserted and removed a blank DVD-R media.

Jun 15 06:42:54 Earth-svr kernel: ata2.00: 16 bytes trailing data

Only that one might be related.

I'm not very good at reading logs but I don't see anything in there related to DVDs.

Try the command "dmesg" half a minute after you insert the dvd. The light on your drive should go on for some seconds, perhaps blinking, then go off, as the drive tries to see what it has got.

No visible lights on my drives.

You can also try the command "dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd".


Earth-svr:~ # dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
:-( no media mounted, exiting...

A few questions.

Are you by any chance trying to insert a blank DVD which you/someone tried to burn already but the burn failed? If so then if you try to use it again it won't be recognised as a blank disc and you will asked to insert a blank DVD.

In K3B go to the Settings/Configure K3B/Devices and look to see if you have the drives correctly recognised.

Finally, the CD/DVD burner is not just for burning- it is also used for playback of both audio CDs and DVDs. Have you tried playing a DVD which you know 'works' using the burner? If this last one fails then you may either have a dirty lens on that drive or the drive has gone to the place where all dead drives go and you need to bury it.


PS. BTW, look at the manual for the drive and see which type of DVDs it is built to recognise: +R or -R. Also does it recognise and burn dual-layer DVDs, and if not are you trying to burn a dual-layer DVD? The manual should also tell you which brand of DVDs it may not work with; if this is not in the manual then go to the manufacturer's website and find this info for the model you are trying to use.

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