Bug 172779 - Better error message reporting
Better error message reporting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dvd+rw-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2005-11-09 12:00 EST by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-19 06:34:43 EDT
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Description Orion Poplawski 2005-11-09 12:00:37 EST
Description of problem:

WIth and IBM USB2 DVD-R burner, we were seeing the following errors:

Nov  7 11:40:36 makani kernel: cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Nov  7 11:41:59 makani kernel: sr 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x8000002
Nov  7 11:41:59 makani kernel: sr0: Current: sense key: Data Protect
Nov  7 11:41:59 makani kernel:     ASC=0x27 <<vendor>> ASCQ=0xff

It turns out that this indicates that the drive does not have enough power and
needs to have an AC adapter or special power connector.  I'm not sure who would
parse this error and give more descriptive output, so I'm starting with the user
end tool.  In this case growisofs simply reported the ASC error numbers directly.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2006-04-19 06:34:43 EDT
Please report this problem upstream.

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