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Re: Are these CD-RW specs compatible?

On 02 May 2003 10:03:09 -0500,
Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 09:38, Xucaen wrote:
> > Hi all, I checked the hardware compatibility
> > HOWTO and I did not see LG listed. Here is a URL
> > to the specs on the drive I am considering. What
> > are my chances of getting this drive to work
> > under Woody?
> > http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/ced_8080b.asp
> drive with an ATAPI/EIDE interface will be compatible 
> with Linux.

On the read side, yes.  On the write side there are still
(perhaps even plenty of) issues WRT the various DVD write
formats.  Most CD writers will probably work out of the box.  If
your model *really* doesn't work, you can always write (the human
kind) the author of cdrecord.  He's quite proud of his work.

OTOH I read the dire word "woody" above, and I'm not too sure.
There may be kernel issues that will require getting a special
"woody" backport or compiling the latest cdrecord[1] yourself.

[1] An absolute necessity if you're going to bother the upstream
author with a bug report.

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