k3b cannot burn a double layer dvd+r/dl

Bug #455570 reported by hcmeyer on 2009-10-19
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
k3b (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: k3b

k3b will not burn a double layer dvd, it reports that Growisofs >= 5.20 is required.

I checked /usr/bin/growisofs --version, it says:

* /usr/bin/growisofs by <email address hidden>, version 7.1,
  front-ending to genisoimage: genisoimage 1.1.9 (Linux)

So version should be high enough. I think growisofs is part of dvd+rw-tools.

System is karmic, recently installed and all updates applied.

brasero also fails on DL, I have a non-informative traceback for brasero.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 19 12:17:42 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: k3b 1.66.0~alpha2-0ubuntu7
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: k3b
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

hcmeyer (hcmeyer) wrote :
Duc Nguyen (nuggien) wrote :

I get the same exact error message about "growisofs >= 5.20 need to burn double layer dvd". "growisofs --version" reports 7.1 as well.

System: karmic

Rafał Miłecki (zajec5) wrote :

Here goes log from k3b's svn:

r1049484 | mmalek | 2009-11-15 11:14:05 +0100 (nie) | 3 linie

* Fixed condition when checking if growisofs supports dual-layer DVDs
* Fixed message in above situation
BUG: 214115

This was commited *after* 1.68.0. Will hit 1.69.0 when this will be released.

sethtino (seth-tino) wrote :

Has this been resolved? I get the same error message about "growisofs >= 5.20 needed to burn double layer dvd"...I'm running karmic as well and thought I had the most recent version of growisofs, too.

I'm new to ubuntu...still treading water and trying to migrate everything over and would appreciate any advice/assistance in getting my DVD's copied...


Willi Gasser (willi-gasser) wrote :

same thing here

Kubuntu Karmic Koala
Kde 4.3.2
k3b 1.68.0

when i start copying it says:

"Zum Brennen zweischichtiger DVD+R wird Growisofs 5.20 oder neuer benötigt"

willi@tolot:~$ /usr/bin/growisofs --version
* /usr/bin/growisofs by <email address hidden>, version 7.1,
  front-ending to genisoimage: genisoimage 1.1.9 (Linux)

sudo chmod 777 /usr/bin/growisofs didn't help

thanks for your work

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Fixed in K3b 1.69 (alpha 4)

Changed in k3b (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in k3b:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
obg419 (obg419) on 2010-02-07
Changed in k3b (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → New
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in k3b:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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