Comment 46 for bug 405544

I'm also unable to write any data DVD's using Brasero, Nautilus' bullt-in disc writing, and GnomeBaker at any supported speed (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 'Max Speed').

I haven't tried K3B, but I'm going to try growisofs from the console and see if it works for a dummy burn.
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It doesn't.

$ growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /path/to/files

Output:
8<-----CUT------
  0.34% done, estimate finish Wed Dec 23 04:19:46 2009
  0.67% done, estimate finish Wed Dec 23 04:19:48 2009
  1.00% done, estimate finish Wed Dec 23 04:19:47 2009
/dev/dvd: "Current Write Speed" is 8.2x1352KBps.
^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C:-[ WRITE@LBA=10h failed with SK=5h/INVALID ADDRESS FOR WRITE]: Invalid argument
:-( write failed: Invalid argument
/dev/dvd: flushing cache
/dev/dvd: updating RMA
/dev/dvd: closing session
8<-----CUT------

dmesg:
8<-----CUT------
[ 1287.641611] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 0
[ 1287.643271] sr 4:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[ 1287.643280] sr 4:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[ 1287.643289] sr 4:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical block address out of range
[ 1287.643300] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 0
[ 1287.643307] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 0
[ 1312.628231] warning: `growisofs' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in use)
8<-----CUT------

Contrary to what growisofs says, the disc is _NOT_ closed. It is now a coaster. All the ^C's are ignored, of course, and the DVD-RW drive is locked into what sounds like an endless loop. The drive will not open, and I have to reboot to regain control of it.

The drive is an:
[ 1.100709] ata5.00: ATAPI: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-L632H, D200, max UDMA/33
on an ATI motherboard.