unable to write data DVD

Bug #379536 reported by Georg Neis
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cdrkit (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: brasero

I am unable to write a data DVD (html files and pictures mostly). It works neither directly nor using an intermediate ISO image. I always get the following when selecting the drive:

Please replace the disc with a supported CD or DVD.
It is not possible to write with the current set of plugins.

Attached is a screenshot and a debug log of brasero.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/brasero
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: brasero 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 SHELL=/bin/zsh
 LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: brasero
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic x86_64

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Georg Neis (gn) wrote :
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Georg Neis (gn) wrote :
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Lawrence H. Bulk (lhbcomm) wrote :

I have long disliked Brasero - and in Jaunty I like it even less. Have you tried K3b?

My problem, reported in Bug #378481, is that I can't burn ANY DVDs with my external burner; I never had this problem with Hardy or Intrepid. I can READ DVDs from that external burner just fine and I can still burn CDs with it so, obviously, this is some sort of "bug" in Jaunty regarding blank DVDs. So far I have not received any comment or reply to my bug report. I hope you get better results.

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Georg Neis (gn) wrote :

And that while it can be so easy:

traal% wodim brasero.iso
wodim: No write mode specified.
wodim: Asuming -tao mode.
wodim: Future versions of wodim may have different drive dependent defaults.
wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits.Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Looking for a DVD-R drive to store 3679.24 MiB...
Detected DVD-R drive: /dev/dvdrw
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'DVDRAM GSA-H42L '
Revision : 'SL00'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc DVD-R(W) driver (mmc_mdvd).
Driver flags : SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: PACKET SAO
Speed set to 22160 KB/s
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 17.0 in real unknown mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Track 01: Total bytes read/written: 3857960960/3857960960 (1883770 sectors).

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Schily (schilling-fokus) wrote :

This is a well known wodim bug.

Upgrade to recent original software at:

ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/alpha/

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Lawrence H. Bulk (lhbcomm) wrote :

Okay, what's the User Name and Password for that ftp: site? (Is there a "generic" name and password?) Will the "fix" work for the K3b burner too?

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Schily (schilling-fokus) wrote :

???? ftp.berlios.de offers "anonymous ftp".

If you believe that you need a passwd, then you either
use a broken ftp client or your sysadmin missconfigured
the firewall.

And replacing wodim by cdrecord will of course fix any
wodim/genisoimage related problems ;-)

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Ludo6431 (lacoste) wrote :

I compiled and installed cdrtools-2.01.01a60.tar.bz2
but brasero give me the same error, what is the problem ?

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Ludo6431 (lacoste) wrote :

And how can i uninstall this tool please ?

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Schily (schilling-fokus) wrote :

Did brasero use cdrtools?

There is no clean way to "uninstall" the broken wodim.
You need to manually remove it's files.....

affects: brasero (Ubuntu) → cdrkit (Ubuntu)
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