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Thread: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    nice. I want to purchase a lightscribe. hopefully this how-to works.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    Just to let people know that stumble upon this thread and use Edgy 6.10, you can indeed use your LightScribe burners with Edgy.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Xubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    That Mplayer Download problem: In Firefox, "save link as" (right click).

  4. #14
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    Apr 2007
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    I have Lightscribe capable drives on 3 computers (Win XP) and a pile of Lightscribe CDs and DVDs but I haven't created a Lightscribe label for several months and haven't worried about it at all in Linux. After creating a few LS labels, I went back to the old trusty Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker. If I really felt the need for fancy labels I would buy one of those $129 Epson printers that will print a full color smudgeproof label on a disk in less than 3 minutes. I am assuming that it could be made to work in Linux.


  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    San Diego California
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    I am using Ubuntu 7.10 and followed the how-to in the first part of this thread I was not able to install the first deb file

    joe@joe-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Get:1 feisty Release.gpg [191B]
    Ign feisty/main Translation-en_US
    Get:2 feisty-security Release.gpg [191B]
    Ign feisty-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Get:3 feisty-updates Release.gpg [191B]
    Ign feisty-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign feisty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Hit feisty Release
    Hit feisty-security Release
    Hit feisty-updates Release
    Hit feisty-security/main Packages
    Hit feisty/main Packages
    Hit feisty/restricted Packages
    Hit feisty/main Sources
    Hit feisty-security/restricted Packages
    Hit feisty-security/main Sources
    Hit feisty-security/restricted Sources
    Hit feisty/restricted Sources
    Hit feisty/universe Packages
    Hit feisty/universe Sources
    Hit feisty/multiverse Packages
    Hit feisty/multiverse Sources
    Hit feisty-updates/main Packages
    Hit feisty-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit feisty-updates/main Sources
    Hit feisty-security/universe Packages
    Hit feisty-security/universe Sources
    Hit feisty-security/multiverse Packages
    Hit feisty-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit feisty-updates/restricted Sources
    Fetched 3B in 1s (2B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    joe@joe-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install alien
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    debhelper dpkg-dev gettext html2text intltool-debian libbeecrypt6 librpm4
    po-debconf rpm
    Suggested packages:
    lsb-rpm lintian dh-make debian-keyring cvs gettext-doc
    Recommended packages:
    libmail-sendmail-perl libcompress-zlib-perl
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    alien debhelper dpkg-dev gettext html2text intltool-debian libbeecrypt6
    librpm4 po-debconf rpm
    0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 4255kB of archives.
    After unpacking 15.6MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 feisty/main dpkg-dev 1.13.24ubuntu6 [147kB]
    Get:2 feisty/main html2text 1.3.2a-3 [95.5kB]
    Get:3 feisty/main gettext 0.16.1-1ubuntu2 [1551kB]
    Get:4 feisty/main intltool-debian 0.35.0+20060710.1 [31.6kB]
    Get:5 feisty/main po-debconf 1.0.8 [111kB]
    Get:6 feisty/main debhelper 5.0.42ubuntu1 [514kB]
    Get:7 feisty/main libbeecrypt6 4.1.2-6build1 [108kB]
    Get:8 feisty/main librpm4 4.4.1-14build1 [990kB]
    Get:9 feisty/main rpm 4.4.1-14build1 [603kB]
    Get:10 feisty/main alien 8.65 [104kB]
    Fetched 4255kB in 14s (289kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package dpkg-dev.
    (Reading database ... 116599 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking dpkg-dev (from .../dpkg-dev_1.13.24ubuntu6_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package html2text.
    Unpacking html2text (from .../html2text_1.3.2a-3_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package gettext.
    Unpacking gettext (from .../gettext_0.16.1-1ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package intltool-debian.
    Unpacking intltool-debian (from .../intltool-debian_0.35.0+20060710.1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package po-debconf.
    Unpacking po-debconf (from .../po-debconf_1.0.8_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package debhelper.
    Unpacking debhelper (from .../debhelper_5.0.42ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package libbeecrypt6.
    Unpacking libbeecrypt6 (from .../libbeecrypt6_4.1.2-6build1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package librpm4.
    Unpacking librpm4 (from .../librpm4_4.4.1-14build1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package rpm.
    Unpacking rpm (from .../rpm_4.4.1-14build1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package alien.
    Unpacking alien (from .../archives/alien_8.65_all.deb) ...
    Setting up dpkg-dev (1.13.24ubuntu6) ...
    Setting up html2text (1.3.2a-3) ...

    Setting up gettext (0.16.1-1ubuntu2) ...

    Setting up intltool-debian (0.35.0+20060710.1) ...
    Setting up po-debconf (1.0.8) ...
    Setting up debhelper (5.0.42ubuntu1) ...
    Setting up libbeecrypt6 (4.1.2-6build1) ...

    Setting up librpm4 (4.4.1-14build1) ...

    Setting up rpm (4.4.1-14build1) ...

    Setting up alien (8.65) ...
    joe@joe-desktop:~$ sudo alien -d lightscribe-
    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package lightscribe: postinst prerm
    Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    lightscribe_1.8.15.1-1_i386.deb generated
    joe@joe-desktop:~$ sudo alien -d 4L-1.0-r6.i586.rpm
    4l_1.0-1_i386.deb generated
    joe@joe-desktop:~$ sudo dkpg -i lightscribe-
    sudo: dkpg: command not found

    Any help would be appreciated

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    There is a typo in the tutorial. The command is dpkg NOT dkpg.

    joe@joe-desktop:~$ sudo dkpg -i lightscribe-
    sudo: dkpg: command not found
    So this command should work:
    sudo dpkg -i lightscribe-

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Xubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    Check this site >>Pre-Release Software Evaluation<<

    LSS support for Debian-based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu is now available.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    That's great and all, but utterly useless since HP's link for lightscribeApplications- is down and I can't find a working copy of it anywhere else.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Houston, TX
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    Grab LaCiE LightScribe Labeler

    Convert the rpm using alien
    apt-get install alien
    sudo alien -k 4L-1.0-r6.i586.rpm which will make 4l-1.0-r6-i386.deb

    sudo dpkg -i 4l-1.0-r6-i386.deb to install like normal.. works fine

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Post Re: HOWTO: Install Lightscribe Software

    This is how I got simple labeler and 4L (Lacie Lightscribe Labeler for Linux) working in Gutsy;

    Go to , download and install
    lightscribe system software
    lightscribe simple labeler.

    This must be done in the above order. Choose the .Deb files, (not the .rpm). Installation instructions are given there, but it just comes down to downloading and double clicking on the downloaded files.

    To install 4L, download 4l_1.0-r6_i386.deb from and double click the downloaded file.

    Add launchers on your panel;
    for simple labeler use the command: /opt/lightscribeApplications/SimpleLabeler/SimpleL abeler
    for 4L use the command: 4L-gui


    The applications run fine, but I have not yet tested them by actually burning a label.

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