[kde-linux] k3b won't verify data

Gaffer. derrick_s at tesco.net
Sun Feb 17 17:11:02 UTC 2008

Hi Dale,

On Sunday 17 February 2008 16:08, Dale inscribed thus:
> Gaffer. wrote:
> > Hi Anne,
> >
> > On Sunday 17 February 2008 15:11, Anne Wilson inscribed thus:
> >> On Sunday 17 February 2008 14:26:57 Dale wrote:
> >>> Gaffer. wrote:
> >>>> Hi Guys,
> >>>>
> >>>> On Sunday 17 February 2008 01:18, david inscribed thus:
> >>>>> Verification of burned CDs works here after telling k3b to
> >>>>> not eject the media. I also think it's HAL related. Debian
> >>>>> Etch lenny/sid, with KDE 3.5.8 and k3b 1.0.4.
> >>>>
> >>>> Yep that works for me too!
> >>>>
> >>>> I wonder if the signal from K3B to eject and then retract the
> >>>> drive draw is too fast!   K3B sends "Eject" and then almost
> >>>> immediately sends "Eject" a second time to pull the draw in. 
> >>>> I don't think there is a long enough time between the signals
> >>>> for the drive to respond.
> >>>
> >>> I sort of tested that.  When it pushed the tray out, I pushed
> >>> it back in and it still didn't work.  Then again, I may not
> >>> have been fast enough either.
> >>
> >> I'd tend to rule out 'not being fast enough'.  I remember at
> >> least once when the closing try caught on a trailing usb cable. 
> >> It re-opened, and then closed again, by which time I'd pulled
> >> the cable out of the way.  It then continued to complete the
> >> verify.
> >>
> >> Anne
> >
> > I am tending to suspect that the problem could very well be
> > something to do with the response times of specific hardware. 
> > Particularly since the burn sequence works flawlessly.  I've
> > never been quick enough to get the drive tray back in for it to
> > continue the verify.
> The funny thing is this, it works if it has to erase the CD before
> burning the new data.  It spits my try out and pulls it back in
> just fine then.  Why can it do it when doing the erase then burn
> but not do it when it is going from the burn to the verify stage? 
> Good question huh?
> I'm still thinking K3b myself.
> Dale

I agree!  Although I would never have seen this because I have never 
used re-witable disks.

I still think that it could be a timing issue simply because of the 
way it behaves for me burning a CD.  The tray gets half way out then 
starts to pull back in.  Where as with a DVD it ejects and makes no 
attempt to pull the tray back.

The work around is fine by me, but it would be nice if things worked 
as advertised.  :-)

Best Regards:

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