Brasero can't blank disk

Bug #387942 reported by komputes
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dvd+rw-tools (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: brasero

One of two errors happen when trying to blank a disk:
1) Brasero reports that the blanking was successful and ejects the CD. At reinsertion, user finds that the CD is not blanked.
2) If "Fast blanking" is checked, the error "Unknown error" is displayed

Media is a DVD+RW

Device is unknown (when using wodim*), but I think it's a SATA DVD-RW drive

*$ wodim --devices
wodim: No such file or directory.
Cannot open SCSI driver!
For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.
For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.
For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from
the wodim documentation.

Device list from hwinfo get stuck on the Optical drive
$ hwinfo
> block.5.1: /dev/sr0 cache

But then output the following concerning the Optical drive:

57: SCSI 100.0: 10602 CD-ROM (DVD)
  [Created at block.247]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_DVDR___PX_755A
  Unique ID: KD9E.cdTUJqMCKcA
  Parent ID: w7Y8.nHY8qP3fq44
  SysFS ID: /class/block/sr0
  SysFS BusID: 1:0:0:0
  SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host1/target1:0:0/1:0:0:0
  Hardware Class: cdrom
  Model: "PLEXTOR DVDR PX-755A"
  Vendor: "PLEXTOR"
  Device: "DVDR PX-755A"
  Revision: "1.02"
  Driver: "ata_piix", "sr"
  Device File: /dev/sr0 (/dev/sg1)
  Device Number: block 11:0 (char 21:1)
  Features: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+DL
  Drive status: no medium
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #17 (IDE interface)
  Drive Speed: 40

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/brasero
Package: brasero 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: brasero
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

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komputes (komputes) wrote :
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komputes (komputes) wrote :
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komputes (komputes) wrote :

Testing on K3B which unmounts the disk and does not blank it. Instead, it reports success and says that you do not need to blank the disk, you simply can overwrite it. At reinsertion, DVD-RW still has all files on it.

System
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K3b Version: 1.0.5

KDE Version: 3.5.10
QT Version: 3.3.8b
Kernel: 2.6.28-11-generic
Devices
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PLEXTOR DVDR PX-755A 1.02 (/dev/sr0, ) [CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL] [DVD-ROM, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Jump, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite, Layer Jump]

description: updated
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komputes (komputes) wrote :

Using K3B with the "force" option enabled reports "Formatting successfully completed". At reinsertion, DVD-RW still has all files on it.

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komputes (komputes) wrote :

Both brasero and K3B are able to blank a CD-RW media successfully.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, could you run brasero from the command line as: brasero --brasero-media-debug --debug &> brasero-debug.txt perform the operation to reproduce the bug and attach the resulting file to the report?. Thanks in advance

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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komputes (komputes) wrote :

Hi Pedro,
I will attach one log with and one log without the "Fast Blank" option enabled

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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komputes (komputes) wrote :
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komputes (komputes) wrote :
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komputes (komputes) wrote :

Still having a lot of issues burning and blanking media with the PLEXTOR DVDR PX-755A Sata Optical Drive. I currently have to boot back two releases for it to work fully as expected.

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Schily (schilling-fokus) wrote :

What you see is a bug in growisofs......

In order to blank media, I recommend to use cdrecord:

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

http://cdrecord.berlios.de/

Note that you need to use the original software if you like to get DVD
support. After you did install the original cdrtools, you may like to configure
brasero to use it.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

reassigning for now then.

affects: brasero (Ubuntu) → dvd+rw-tools (Ubuntu)
Changed in dvd+rw-tools (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
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Kumar (k-kumarkrishnan) wrote :

I am also facing same problem that, K3B is not blanking rewrittable DVD. Just says blanked under Ubuntu9.10.

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Kumar (k-kumarkrishnan) wrote :

Brasero blanks,but, could not able to write as fresh. Same rewrittable DVD K3B can able to write.

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Mathilda Young (gtrsdk) wrote :

Did you try this in Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
Also, can you right-click on the disc and select blank disc? Does it work now?

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Andrew L. (pseudocubes) wrote :

I am experiencing the same problem with my DVD-RW. It will not blank in Brasero. CD-RWs it does not have a problem with.

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