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gwoodruff
May 9th, 2008, 09:24 PM
I am convinced that my DVDRW problem :

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=777805

is a hardware compatibility issue.

If you have a working DVDRW drive under HARDY please post your brand / model.

Therion
May 9th, 2008, 09:35 PM
I've confirmed that Hardy HATES my Plextor 716A (PATA) DVD-RW.

Sony DRU190A = Joy.

Failed with the 40 connector/40 pin cable, works like a champ with the 80 connector/40 pin cable.

Cheap too... Set me back ~$30.

arch stanton
May 9th, 2008, 10:15 PM
gwoodruff

I appreciate the effort you are putting into this, as i am more or less in the same boat.


My HP 420n will play DVD's , will burn audio cd's, but will not blank or burn DVD's

besides being maybe permissions related, I have no idea where to begin with this problem

Anyway here's the output of lshw

P.S. Zappa rules!


description: DVD writer
product: DVD Writer 420n
vendor: HP
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.33
serial: [HP DVD Writer 420n 1.3304110101 MY41T1R1
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1

Pumalite
May 9th, 2008, 10:23 PM
This one works too:
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.01
serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N1.0107/05/30 7U02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open

Pumalite
May 9th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Another one:
Pioneer D-112

Pumalite
May 9th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Another one:
DVD LG GSA-H44N

bml137
May 9th, 2008, 11:10 PM
I've confirmed that Hardy HATES my Plextor 716A (PATA) DVD-RW.

Sony DRU190A = Joy.

Failed with the 40 connector/40 pin cable, works like a champ with the 80 connector/40 pin cable.

Cheap too... Set me back ~$30.

I have a Sony DRU800A = Bad

It works perfectly fine for about 10/15 minutes, then when I burn or am in the middle of a burn (growisofs), the UBU sits at 100% and it never gets anywhere. When I make the system turn over some memory (run a memory intensive app), the burning continues, but stops again once the app stops sucking up memory. It is quite odd.

After about an hour (whether I burn something or don't use it at all), the CD drive cannot be ejected by any means and becomes unusable until a system reboot is in order.

trebor7_1
May 10th, 2008, 12:54 AM
Hi here are details from lshw in 8.04

cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD RW AD-5170A
vendor: Optiarc
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom2
logical name: /dev/dvd2
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.11
serial: [Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A 1.11 Jul19,2006
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open

This drive was 100% under 7.10 but failed to write after upgrading to 8.04.

Good news is I just noticed that the drive was connected with an old 40 way ribbon. So changed to an 80 way ribbon and...
IT WORKS

Hope that helps some others.

Regards

Trebor

tazd
May 10th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Using a Samsung SH-S202N.

Works a treat under Hardy for me.

Hope you get your problem fixed..

cub
May 10th, 2008, 01:33 PM
I have a HP nx9010 laptop with DVDrom that works if booted with cd/dvd in it, otherwise it doesn't work.

lshw:
*-cdrom
description: DVD reader
product: SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324F
physical id: 0
bus info: ide@1.0
logical name: /dev/hdc
version: U201
capabilities: packet atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
configuration: status=nodisc

gwoodruff
May 12th, 2008, 01:24 AM
Thanks to those that have posted. To those that have some functionality of their drive but experience some kind of error, you may want to confirm you have a 80 conductor IDE cable. please see this post for details http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=785417 (thanks to Therion for that info).
To the rest confirm you do not see any valid optical drive. If you still have gutsy as a bootable choice in the Grub menu choose it and see if you have the drive. If you don't it may be another problem. If you do see it you know your hardware is good. Boot back into Hardy and use the terminal and type the command " lshw -C disk ". If you post an output it may just be a broken or missing symlink. If you see nothing investigate fstab and the device listing for the optical drive (hdc vs scd0 etc).

thanks, Gary