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    Default K3B won't burn disks

    Please excuse me if this sounds like a rant but, I installed K3B 2 today on opensuse 11.2, hoping that something may have been done to make it burn disks, I've had these problems since opensuse 11.0.

    When I try to burn a cdrw disk it usually fails with the error that the cd drive doesn't like the disk, if I try and expensive disk I sometimes get the same error, but if it does burn successfully and I put the disk back in the drive all I've got is a blank disk which won't take a 2nd burn.

    I've tried DVDRWs and as soon as I click burn K3B decides the blank disk needs formatting and this then fails and keeps failing nomatter what I do. If I choose the ignore option for the speed when formatting it seems to format the disk then it takes between 1 & 3 attempts to burn the dissk.

    Are there any known issues of this type and has anyone any ideas how to fix this.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Burnt a couple of audio and data CD's today, some openSUSE 11.3 DVD's and a video DVD, all with k3b. Must say I never use RW media.

    Could you post some extra info, like 32/64 bit, GNOME / KDE4, k3b version (i.e. the stock one, or the one from Packman)
    - Athlon X6 3.6 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, 64 GB SSD, 3 TB of disks, GT540, openSUSE Factory + KDE
    - ASUS A73SD, Intel + GT610M Optimus, 6 GB, 2 x 120 GB SSD, openSUSE Factory + KDE

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    I've had these problems since opensuse 11.0.
    And you still think it's a k3b issue..LOL
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    caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Sun 18 July 2010 21:06 to write:

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    >> I've had these problems since opensuse 11.0.
    >> And you still think it's a k3b issue..LOL

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    That is what I thought, sounds a little like hardware issues here or very
    poor quality media.


    I had someone bring a machine in last week complaining of the near same
    problem but on a windows machine, worked fine with my disks DVD/RW`s and
    CD/RW`s when I looked at the ones he brought in with the machine I could see
    right through them, I don`t mean that a bright light could be seen I mean I
    could see everything, the silvering was so thin they were almost
    transparent.


    He had bought them from a car boot sale, by the thousand and thought he
    would save some money.

    Would never tell me how much he paid for them :-)

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    I've been wondering if it's something between opensuse and k3b.
    I installed the Packman versions k3b-2.0.0-1.pm.2.7.i586.rpm plus devel and codecs. I'm using a 32 bit system with KDE4.4.5 although I still had problems since KDE3.5. I also get similar problems on my desktop machine

    The DVD RWs I just tried were finally rewritten to after a couple of attempts, the cheap CDR showed a successful write by k3b but had nothing on them, I tried some Kodak CDRs but these did exactly the same as the cheap ones and the CDRWs which I was able to write to before (with difficulty and several attempts) won't write at all. The disks I'm using are fairly cheap but better than car boot quality (came from the local ASDA)

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    I have seen a problem with DVD-RWs which I can't fully define, but I'll tell you what I have seen:
    • I always used to use DVD-RAMs, because these seemed to be the most stable in the long term, but supplies of the -RAMs locally have more-or-less dried up
    • I use DVD-RWs in my video recorder and have recently found that Asda's cheap -RWs seem to have a longer life in that than Maxell or Datasafe's -RWs, which become corrupt or non-formattable after a moderate period of time. (The video isn't compatible with +RWs, so haven't tried those)
    • I tried recently using these Asda -RWs in my laptop...much struggling and no luck. I also used an external USB DVD drive and still no luck. I went back to the old Maxell disks and they recorded first time.
    • k3b was behaving as if the speed of the DVDs was not compatible with the recorder; not sure about the ratings of the laptop's internal LG drive, but the external drive should be compatible with either (maxell at 2x and Asda at 4x, given the drive claims that it can do rewrite at 8x), but for all the world it was behaving as if the speed ratings of the drive and the disks did not overlap, and so there was no way that it could happen

    So, my conclusion is that there is something odd going on with write speed compatibility; I think it may be that k3b is reading the speed capability incorrectly from one of the disk or the drive, but I can't be exactly sure which. In fact I can't be sure of much except that one way it works and the other way it doesn't. But it doesn't look as if I can just buy disks and use them in my video recorder or laptop as the mood takes me.

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    I'll try maxwell. I did notice that the DVDRW that was successful wrote at 4x speed the k3b altered the speed of the CDRW burn to a speed of about 1.7x which seems strange. Also the CD-R which is again a supermarket one actually reports that the writing was successful, though nothing on the disk. Is it possible the optical sensor could need cleaning and if so what's the best way to clean it without buggering up the drive?

    I just tried a verbatim CD-RW which burned a data disk first time, the write speed came up as the "medium doesn't support 4x reducing to 700x"?? I erased it and tried a audio burn, it didn't work at first it needed formatting twice, but then worked OK.

    Maybe it's disk problem, anyone got any suggestions on other makes which may be ok (I tried a Kodak disk but this didn't work)

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    I'll throw in another variable. My desktop now has 2 DVD drives in it - a LG GH22LS50 (SATA) and an Optiarc AD-7200A (IDE). On openSUSE 11.2, reading was OK, but the LG produced nothing but coasters - I had to scavange the Optiarc from my old Athlon box. After writing the 11.3 DVD on the Optiarc, I installed using the LG, no problems. Now they both write fine; Maxell, Philips, and no-name blanks.

    I think my problem was with the SATA driver in 11.2. YMMV.
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