On Sept. 7 I posted a problem,
"I have an Etch box with a linux-image-2.6.18-5-k7. All works well but
Beginning native device scan. This may take a while ...
wodim: Invalid argument. Cannot Set SG_SET_TIMEOUT
Apt-get install wodim confirms I have the latest release. I have also
run apt-get dist-upgrade but still get the same result from wodim -devices.
The problem is still unsolved.
I received several responses but was unable to respond to the thread
until yesterday due to an MTA problem.
Most of the responses suggested the difficulty was the lack of SCSI
emulation. The config.gz accompanying the linux-image-2.6.18-5-k7
confirms that the kernel was not compiled with SCSI emulation as this is
no longer necessary for 2.6 kernels.
Joerg Schily also responded with an emphatic message that linux uses an
old, broken version of his cdrecord program and recommending I download
the latest version of the original free program. I did but have not yet
been able to make it work either though the problems are different. I
switched to another Etch box with an AMD 64 cpu, a
linux-image-2.6.18-5-amd64 kernel, a Lite-On DVDRW drive and a CompUSA
CD_RW drive. With the linux cdrecord (wodim) I get the wodim:
Invalid argument. Cannot Set SG_SET_TIMEOUT message. With the
original cdrecord the cdrecord -scanbus finds both drives immediately
but when I try to burn a cd neither works. If I specify the Lite-On
drive there are grinding noises and, after several delays, most of the
preliminary messages are written to the screen and then the report that
the drive is not ready. If I specify the CD_RW drive again most of the
preliminary messages are displayed and then the message "No disk, wrong
I know that two months ago I burnt an iso with one of the drives on this
box. To the best of my recollection I have made no changes other than
dist-upgrades since then.
Any suggestions as to what has gone wrong?