8.10: wodim not burning CD media (DVD is ok & cdrecord works)

Bug #290778 reported by Robbie Williamson on 2008-10-29
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This bug affects 2 people
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cdrkit (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: wodim

When attempting to burn an iso image or blank a CD-RW on my Thinkpad X301 laptop, I receive the following error:
     wodim: Probably trying to use ultra high speed medium on improper writer.
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$ wodim --version
Cdrecord-yelling-line-to-tell-frontends-to-use-it-like-version 2.01.01a03-dvd
Wodim 1.1.8
Copyright (C) 2006 Cdrkit suite contributors
Based on works from Joerg Schilling, Copyright (C) 1995-2006, J. Schilling
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Here is the verbose output from doing a 'sudo wodim -v blank=fast' on a CD-RW:
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$ sudo wodim -v blank=fast
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits.Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
scsidev: '/dev/cdrom'
devname: '/dev/cdrom'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.8
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'MATSHITA'
Identification : 'DVD-RAM UJ-844 '
Revision : 'RC02'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Current: 0x000A (CD-RW)
Profile: 0x0012 (DVD-RAM)
Profile: 0x001B (DVD+R)
Profile: 0x001A (DVD+RW)
Profile: 0x0013 (DVD-RW restricted overwrite)
Profile: 0x0014 (DVD-RW sequential recording)
Profile: 0x0011 (DVD-R sequential recording)
Profile: 0x0010 (DVD-ROM)
Profile: 0x000A (CD-RW) (current)
Profile: 0x0009 (CD-R)
Profile: 0x0008 (CD-ROM) (current)
Profile: 0x0002 (Removable disk)
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO
Drive buf size : 1310720 = 1280 KB
Beginning DMA speed test. Set CDR_NODMATEST environment variable if device
communication breaks or freezes immediately after that.
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 1
  Reference speed: 0
  Is not unrestricted
  Is erasable
  Disk sub type: Ultra High speed Rewritable media (2)
  ATIP start of lead in: -11076 (97:34/24)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
  1T speed low: 16 1T speed high: 16
  2T speed low: 8 2T speed high: 24
  power mult factor: 4 5
  recommended erase/write power: 1
  A1 values: 66 4A 99
  A2 values: 38 80 00
  A3 values: 04 C4 A0
Disk type: Phase change
Manuf. index: 11
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Speed set to 1764 KB/s
wodim: Probably trying to use ultra high speed medium on improper writer.
$
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Here is the working output from the exact same command using the latest compiled version of 'cdrecord' from cdrtools-2.01.01/ :
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$ sudo ./cdrecord -v blank=fast
[sudo] password for robbiew:
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a53 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2008 J�rg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.34
Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'.
SCSI buffer size: 32768
No target specified, trying to find one...
Using dev=1,0,0.
atapi: 1
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'MATSHITA'
Identifikation : 'DVD-RAM UJ-844 '
Revision : 'RC02'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM.
Current: CD-RW
Profile: DVD-RAM
Profile: DVD+R
Profile: DVD+RW
Profile: DVD-RW restricted overwrite
Profile: DVD-RW sequential recording
Profile: DVD-R sequential recording
Profile: DVD-ROM
Profile: CD-RW (current)
Profile: CD-R
Profile: CD-ROM (current)
Profile: Removable Disk
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO
Drive buf size : 1310720 = 1280 KB
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 1
  Reference speed: 0
Disk Is not unrestricted
Disk Is erasable
  Disk sub type: Ultra High speed Rewritable media (2)
  ATIP start of lead in: -11076 (97:34/24)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
  1T speed low: 16 1T speed high: 16
  2T speed low: 8 2T speed high: 24
  power mult factor: 4 5
  recommended erase/write power: 1
  A1 values: 66 4A 99
  A2 values: 38 80 00
  A3 values: 04 C4 A0
Disk type: Phase change
Manuf. index: 11
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

    Capacity Blklen/Sparesz. Format-type Type
      357796 2048 0x00 Formatted Media
      359849 2048 0x00 Reserved (0)
      359849 256 0x10 Reserved (0)
Starting to write CD/DVD/BD at speed 10 in real BLANK mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Performing OPC...
Blanking PMA, TOC, pregap
Blanking time: 19.631s
$
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Blanking and burning DVD-RWs work fine.

Marking as confirmed as I have the exact same issue with CD-RWs on a Thinkpad T400.

Changed in cdrkit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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