Problem burning CD-R

I was able to burn a DVD-RW with K3B (after changing “sudo chmod 4755 /usr/bin/wodim”) but when I try to burn to a CD-R it fails after the opc check. I tried changing the write-speed to 8X (since that’s the max for this CD-R) but it still fails. Any idea what I can do?

Here’s the debug log:


Devices
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LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S BPSA (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite] %7]

System
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K3b Version: 2.0.2
KDE Version: 4.4.4 (KDE 4.4.4) "release 3"
QT Version:  4.6.3
Kernel:      2.6.34.8-0.2-default

Used versions
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cdrecord: 1.1.9

cdrecord
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scsidev: '/dev/sr0'
devname: '/dev/sr0'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.9
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Beginning DMA speed test. Set CDR_NODMATEST environment variable if device
communication breaks or freezes immediately after that.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   : 
Vendor_info    : 'LITE-ON '
Identification : 'DVDRW SOHW-1633S'
Revision       : 'BPSA'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Current: 0x0009 (CD-R)
Profile: 0x002B (DVD+R/DL) 
Profile: 0x001B (DVD+R) 
Profile: 0x001A (DVD+RW) 
Profile: 0x0014 (DVD-RW sequential recording) 
Profile: 0x0013 (DVD-RW restricted overwrite) 
Profile: 0x0011 (DVD-R sequential recording) 
Profile: 0x0010 (DVD-ROM) 
Profile: 0x000A (CD-RW) 
Profile: 0x0009 (CD-R) (current)
Profile: 0x0008 (CD-ROM) 
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE FORCESPEED 
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1895168 = 1850 KB
FIFO size      : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Speed set to 1411 KB/s
Track 01: data   457 MB        
Total size:      524 MB (52:00.64) = 234048 sectors
Lout start:      525 MB (52:02/48) = 234048 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 4
  Is not unrestricted
  Is not erasable
  ATIP start of lead in:  -11250 (97:32/00)
  ATIP start of lead out: 333975 (74:15/00)
Disk type:    Long strategy type (Cyanine, AZO or similar)
Manuf. index: 26
Manufacturer: TDK Corporation
Blocks total: 333975 Blocks current: 333975 Blocks remaining: 99927
RBlocks total: 345736 RBlocks current: 345736 RBlocks remaining: 111688
Forcespeed is OFF.
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed   8.0 in real SAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in    2 seconds.
   1 seconds.
   0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
Performing OPC...
Errno: 5 (Input/output error), send opc scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB:  54 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 72 0B 00 00 00 00 00 0E 09 0C 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x0 No Additional Sense, Segment 11
Sense Code: 0x00 Qual 0x00 (no additional sense information) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid) 
cmd finished after 216.433s timeout 200s
/usr/bin/wodim: OPC failed.
Writing  time:  216.454s
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo had 64 puts and 0 gets.
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%.
BURN-Free was never needed.

cdrecord command:
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/usr/bin/wodim -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/sr0 speed=6 -sao driveropts=burnfree -data -tsize=234048s -


On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:06:03 +0000, 6tr6tr wrote:

> I was able to burn a DVD-RW with K3B (after changing “sudo chmod 4755
> /usr/bin/wodim”) but when I try to burn to a CD-R it fails after the opc
> check. I tried changing the write-speed to 8X (since that’s the max for
> this CD-R) but it still fails. Any idea what I can do?

Try reducing the speed to 1x - usually when speed is a factor, it’s not
because the disc is being burned too slow, but because it’s being burned
too fast.

What error do you get?

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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Aside from trying a lower speed, though 8x should not be a problem for CDs I think, you could try:

A different brand of media.

A different burner. How old is this one? Burning DVDs and CDs may be unrelated, the lasers may be different.

Also I wouldn’t start investigating until I had at least two failures with the same brand of media. Especially for cheapo brands there is often a dud or two in a spindle.