CD Burner Issues

David Zeuthen david at
Mon Dec 20 07:47:36 PST 2004

On Sun, 2004-12-19 at 08:54 -0700, Steve Fink wrote:
> Everyone,
> I'm having trouble with my cd burner model HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD-ROM GCC
> -4240N.
> This cd burner is in a Dell Latitude C840 Laptop with:
> P4 2.6ghz
> 1Gb Ram
> 60Gb HDD

Yeah, for some reason Dell puts your optical drive on the same IDE
channel as your hard disk and with the power management features plus
how the Linux kernel presently works, it means that polling is a no-no.
You may read the thread here

for the details.


> Here's what happens:
> I access Nautilus CD burner through either typing burn:/// in the
> Nautilus window or by nautilus --no-desktop burn: from the command line.
> I copy my files into the window and click Write to CD. Verify the
> settings are correct and click Write.
> The message says "Reload rewritable or blank media. Please replace the
> in-drive media by a rewritable or blank media."

You need to file a bug against nautilus-cd-burner and tell the nautilus-
cd-burner developers that in the hal code path they need to handle the
case where storage.media_check_enabled on the optical drive is set to

Hope this helps,

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