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Re: blank DVDs no recognized, other media OK

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 08:30:26PM +0900, Craig Hagerman wrote:
> I have a puzzling problem I could use some help with. The computer
> will not burn DVD discs, recognize blank DVDs, recognize DVD movie
> discs. However, the computer does automatically recognize and
> automount Audio CDs, blank CD-R discs, and data DVD-Rs.
> I have tried burning with K3b and other programs but it isn't an
> application-specific problem. There seems to be some system level
> problem with recognizing blank DVDs (and commercial movie DVDs).
> I upgraded the system recently so the problem may be a result of that,
> but it could have been there for a while and I didn't notice until
> now. I haven't tried to burn any discs in a couple months. But until
> recently (well until a couple months ago) all of this worked OK. The
> kernel, programs, permissions etc were all set up OK and nothing seems
> to have changed. (growisofs, dvd+rw-tools, etc ARE installed
> correctly) Note that the drive DOES work (it lights come on, it opens
> and closes OK) and there is no problem automounting blank or
> pre-recorded CDs. The problem seems to be JUST with blank DVDs and
> commercially recorded movie DVDs. I tried several different blank DVDs
> from a pack that I have used previously with no problems (ie - the
> problem isn't the medium). K3b, gnome etc all just tell me "no media
> found". Weird huh?
> Any advice on solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

What model of drive?  Any chance the DVD laser is toast on the drive,
but the CD laser is OK?  They are different lasers running different
wavelength of light.

Len Sorensen

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