[Linux-Desktops] Inspiron 5567, doesn't burn disks xubuntu 16.04

Jason Englander jasoneng3 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 09:39:43 CDT 2018


On Mon, 11 Jun 2018, Eric Curtin wrote:

> Hi Guys,
>
> I have this model of laptop, it can reads from cd drive but you cannot
> burn disks with it using any disk burning software (xfburn, brasero,
> etc.) Seems to be a driver bug. Can burn disks using this flavour of
> xubuntu using any other machine I own.
>
> Also upgraded to 18.04, still fails. Any tips and tricks to get this
> working? Or just dip straight into the kernel drivers?

Unless someone has the same model and tries it, that's not much to go 
on...

Many (all?) of the GUI burning software are front ends to a command line 
program that does the actual work.

Why don't you try burning a disc in a terminal using wodim, cdrecord, 
growisofs, etc., and take advantage of any verbose and/or debug options. 
Even if it fails, it may provide useful information for you to get it 
working, or at least to provide to the burning software and/or Linux 
kernel developers so they can add (full) support for your drive.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CdDvd/Burning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrkit
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cdrkit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrtools
https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/ubuntu/cdrtools
http://cdrtools.sourceforge.net/private/cdrecord.html

Cdrkit (a collection of programs) is based on cdrecord (also a collection 
of programs), but works differently.  If one does not work, try the other 
- ...if you don't have a problem with the "...controversy" sections 
covered in the Cdrtools Wikipedia page.

Once you've got a working terminal program, then use a GUI that can 
control that.  (and post a follow-up here for future readers)

   Jason




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