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Re: Lenny does not recognise blank CD; Etch does.

Javier Barroso wrote:

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:34 AM, Bruce Ward<bmward@orcon.net.nz> wrote:
On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 07:35 +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 16:49 +1200, Bruce Ward wrote:
On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 12:18 +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 21:35 +1200, Bruce Ward wrote:
On Sat, 2009-06-20 at 16:35 +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
On Sat, 2009-06-20 at 20:21 +1200, Bruce Ward wrote:
I have a machine with a dvd writer (/dev/hdc) and a cd writer
under Lenny, the CD writer will not recognise a blank CD. Nothing. The
DVD writer will recognise one.
Any ideas?
Humm... you might want to check how HAL detects that devices. There are
some GUIs, but you can send a report with:

 hal-find-by-capability  --capability storage.cdrom | xargs hal-device
I reported a bug [1] against hal package, I'm not sure, but my dvd are
not recognized anymore, like in this thread ( I referenced it in the

I'm using sid, with DVD+-RW GSA-H53L unit.

Bruce, did you find any solution to this issue ?


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/539149

No solution. I have come to the conclusion that it is probably a kernel issue because the kernel never shows that it recognises there is a blank disc in that drive under Lenny. I have a bit of testing to do which hasn't been done because I have been away for a little while.


Bruce Ward, Nelson, New Zealand

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