Bug 189102 - K3b not finding SCSI drives
K3b not finding SCSI drives
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: k3b (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2006-04-16 03:42 EDT by Colin Ager
Modified: 2008-05-06 11:47 EDT (History)
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Description Colin Ager 2006-04-16 03:42:28 EDT
Description of problem:
K3b does not find either of my SCSI DVD drives. It worked OK on FC3 and both
drives are accessible from the KDE desktop. Cdrecord also works OK.

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

How reproducible:Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run K3b
Actual results:Splash screen appears and hangs for several mins. Eventually main
K3b screen appears but on looking in settings no drives have been found and it
is not possible to set them manually(on /dev/scd0 and /dev/scd1)

Expected results:Working system

Additional info:DVD writer is an IDE device connected to the SCSI bus through an
Acard SCSI to IDE adaptor. Reader is SCSI device 
/Var/log/Messages has comments about No/Incomplete CDB sent to device plus lots
of additionl lines which repeat several times
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2006-04-18 06:43:58 EDT
which k3b version?
Comment 2 Colin Ager 2006-04-18 15:43:27 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> which k3b version?

Originally v. 0.12.10. Have now used yum to upgrade to v. 0.12.14-0.fc5.2 with
the same result
Comment 3 Colin Ager 2006-04-21 05:03:45 EDT
Does this problem have a connection with that on k3b.org  email archive
2006-04-08  "k3b & SCSI devices on 2,6,16" .

 k3b worked with my drives on FC3 as I used it to burn the iso from the Fedora
website which I then used to update to FC5
Comment 4 Colin Ager 2006-07-05 11:33:26 EDT
In case anyone is still interested I reorganised the SCSI DVD writer as a native
IDE version which was detected and was then able to burn DVDs.

K3b still couldn't see the SCSI DVD reader. Yesterday I used Yum to update K3b
to the latest version and it now finds the reader! I will have to re-install the
SCSI incarnation of the writer to see if it can now find that but I dont know
when I wll get round to that.
Comment 5 Colin Ager 2006-07-10 10:29:13 EDT
I have now tried using the new version(0.12.15) but although it now finds the
SCSI DVD reader it will not read from it from within K3b. Trying to read disk
eventually causes Linux system to lock up requiring re-boot to recover. DVD
reader works normally from a desktop link
Comment 6 Thomas J Pinkl 2006-09-06 15:31:03 EDT
I have a similar problem.  I have an old SCSI CD-RW drive, a Yamaha CRW6416S.
k3b lists it as a read-only device.  I don't see any way to configure k3b to 
tell it differently. 

Version info:

  k3b 0.12.15-0.FC5.1
  kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:39:21 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:47:41 EDT
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