Bug 102610 - LG GCC-4480B DVD/CDRW combo not recognized as CD writer
LG GCC-4480B DVD/CDRW combo not recognized as CD writer
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cdrtools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2003-08-18 12:58 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-08-18 12:58:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
gtoaster doesn't detect that my LG DVD/CDRW combo is a CD writer.  I have to
explicitly check the box in Preferences -> CDROM and Recorder Setup -> Edit ->
This Drive is a CD writer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start gtoaster for the first time after an install from scratch

Actual Results:  the combo is not taken as a CD writer

Expected Results:  it should

Additional info:

Here are the details gtoaster presents in the edit window:

Model: RW/DVD GCC-4480B
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Device File: /dev/scd0
Scsi ID: 0,0,0
Mountpoint: egexp

This is SCSI emulation.  Mountpoint looks bogus too.
Comment 1 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-13 11:11:23 EDT
The problem is actually in cdrecord, that prints:

# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 J�rg
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (schily - Red
Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.75-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c        1.75 02/10/21 Copyright
1997 J. Schilling').
        0,0,0     0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'RW/DVD GCC-4480B' '1.00' Removable CD-ROM
Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-18 16:47:36 EDT
Err...  Why isn't cdrecord an option for Component, and why is cdrtools, that's
not in rawhide?
Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-18 22:26:34 EDT
As notting pointed out, it's the source rpm name that matters.
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2004-01-29 05:44:05 EST
what can I do about it? Have any patch or hardware handy?
care to report to Jörg Schilling? :)
Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2004-05-06 23:49:03 EDT
FWIW, I tried contacting him, even using my non-Red Hat e-mail
address, to no avail :-(  Is there a mailing list or upstream bugzilla
or equivalent where I could report the problem?
Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2004-05-07 03:19:15 EDT
no there isn't any bugzilla... did you try his cdrecord-pro with the
free license key?
Comment 7 Alexandre Oliva 2004-05-10 11:19:46 EDT
Just tried it.  It even fails to scan /dev/hdk (2.01a27), unless I
explicitly mention -dev=ATAPI:/dev/hdk (as opposed to just
-dev=ATAPI:, that works with the cdrecord we ship).  When I do specify
/dev/hdk, it reports it as `Removable CD-ROM', just like what we ship.
Comment 8 Harald Hoyer 2004-05-11 04:36:48 EDT
if you have time, you may generate a patch, as I do not have the HW...
thx in advance!
Comment 9 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-13 08:29:24 EDT
any progress with the new rawhide versions?
Comment 10 Harald Hoyer 2005-07-08 11:56:02 EDT
Comment 11 Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-11 14:25:26 EDT
It's still reported as follows:

        1,0,0   100) 'HL-DT-ST' 'RW/DVD GCC-4480B' '1.00' Removable CD-ROM

but this doesn't seem to confuse say xcdroast.  In fact, another CDRW/DVD combo
on the box that I now use as my desktop is reported as Removable CD-ROM as well,
but it works just fine too.  That's probably good enough.  Feel free to close.

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