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Old 3rd April 2010, 15:28
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Default Can't burn BD-R media, DVD+R - OK.

Hello,

I attempted to backup some directories tree onto a BD-R disk
and it seems not to be recognized while doing the same to
the DVD+R disk worked OK (with a smaller tree, of corse ) .
I'm running FC11, kernel: 2.6.29.4-167.hpfs.fc11.x86_64
with a GNOME desktop. I attempted the burn with "CD/DVD Creator",
"B rasero Disk Burner" and "K3b". With all 3 it seems like the BD-R media
isn't recognized as valid, although, at least in "K3b" case the "Media info"
shows what looks like a correct data:

Medium
|-Type: B D-R Sequential (S R M)
|-Capacity: 2715:25:17 m in 23.3 GB
|-Rewritable: no
|-Appendable: no
|-Empty: yes
|-Sessions: 0
-Supported writing speeds: 18x (3324 KB/s)

When I proceed to the "burn" stage, instead of a detected media type I get:
"Please insert an empty or appendable DVD+/-R(W) medium..."
or, if the size of the data was above 4.4GB:
"Please insert an empty or appendable double layer DVD+/-R(W) medium..."

How can it be that the media info is detected correctly but when I attempt to
burn on it, the system behaves as if it doesn't recognize the media?

The devices listed:

<.../kaza>\ls -l /dev | grep cd
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2010-04-03 16:46 cdrom -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2010-04-03 16:46 cdrw -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2010-04-03 16:46 scd0 -> sr0
crw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 21, 0 2010-04-03 16:46 sg0
brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 2010-04-03 16:46 sr0

When I start "k3b" (and ejecting and re-inserting the disk
in the middle) I get the following dumped into the terminal:

<.../kaza>k3b&
[1] 5423
<.../kaza>kbuildsycoca running...
(K3bDevice::HalConnection) initializing HAL >= 0.5
Mapping udi /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_BD_RE__GGW_H20L to device /dev/sr0
/dev/sr0 resolved to /dev/sr0
/dev/sr0 is block device (0)
/dev/sr0 seems to be cdrom
bus: 0, id: 0, lun: 0
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: init()
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: CD Mastering
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: CD Track At Once
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: CD-RW Media Write Support
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: DVD Read (MMC5)
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: DVD+R
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: DVD+RW
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: DVD+R Double Layer
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: BD Read
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: BD Write
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: DVD-R/-RW Write
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: Rigid Restricted Overwrite
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: Layer Jump Recording
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 feature: HD-DVD Read
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 unknown profile: 2
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: dataLen: 60
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for TAO
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for SAO
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for SAO_R96P
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for SAO_R96R
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for RAW_R16
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for RAW_R96P
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: checking for RAW_R96R
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET PERFORMANCE dataLen = 56
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET PERFORMANCE successful with reported length: 52
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: Number of supported write speeds via GET PERFORMANCE: 3
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 26973 KB/s
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 17982 KB/s
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 8991 KB/s
(K3bDevice::DeviceManager) setting current write speed of device /dev/sr0 to 3324
/dev/sr0 resolved to /dev/sr0
(K3bDevice::DeviceManager) dev /dev/sr0 already found
(K3bDevice::DeviceManager) found config entry for devicetype: HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
Devices:
------------------------------
Blockdevice: /dev/sr0
Generic device:
Vendor: HL-DT-ST
Description: BD-RE GGW-H20L
Version: YL03
Write speed: 3324
Profiles: DVD-ROM, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Jump, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, HD DVD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-R Sequential (SRM), BD-R Random (RRM), BD-RE
Read Cap: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Jump, DVD-RW, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW Dual Layer, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
Write Cap: DVD-R, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Jump, DVD-RW, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-R, CD-RW, BD-R, BD-RE
Writing modes: SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite, Layer Jump, Random Recording, Sequential Recording, Sequential Recording + POW
Reader aliases: /dev/sr0
------------------------------
DiskInfo:
Mediatype: BD-R Sequential (SRM)
Current Profile: BD-R Sequential (SRM)
Disk state: empty
Empty: 1
Rewritable: 0
Appendable: 0
Sessions: 0
Tracks: 0
Layers: 1
Capacity: 00:00:00 (LBA 0) (0 Bytes)
Remaining size: 00:00:00 (LBA 0) (0 Bytes)
Used Size: 00:00:00 (LBA 0) (0 Bytes)
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET PERFORMANCE dataLen = 56
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET PERFORMANCE successful with reported length: 52
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: Number of supported write speeds via GET PERFORMANCE: 3
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 26973 KB/s
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 17982 KB/s
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 8991 KB/s
(K3bDevice::DeviceManager) request for empty device!
(K3bDevice::DeviceManager) request for empty device!
removing udi /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_empty_bd_r
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
DiskInfo:
Mediatype: BD-R Sequential (SRM)
Current Profile: BD-R Sequential (SRM)
Disk state: empty
Empty: 1
Rewritable: 0
Appendable: 0
Sessions: 0
Tracks: 0
Layers: 1
Capacity: 2715:25:17 (LBA 12219392) (25025314816 Bytes)
Remaining size: 2715:25:17 (LBA 12219392) (25025314816 Bytes)
Used Size: 00:00:00 (LBA 0) (0 Bytes)
adding udi /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_empty_bd_r
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET CONFIGURATION length det failed.
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET PERFORMANCE dataLen = 56
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: GET PERFORMANCE successful with reported length: 52
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0: Number of supported write speeds via GET PERFORMANCE: 3
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 26973 KB/s
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 17982 KB/s
(K3bDevice::Device) /dev/sr0 : 8991 KB/s
(K3bDevice::DeviceManager) request for empty device!

[1] Done k3b
<.../kaza>ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 5653, errno = 11

What doesn the message "GET CONFIGURATION length det failed."
means?

Any ideas as to what as to what am I doing wrong?
I also attempted to start "k3b" as a root with the same\results.

Thanks in advance for any help,
kaza.
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Old 3rd April 2010, 22:43
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Default Some more info about BluRay drive as k3b sees it

Hello again,

Here's some more info I noticed:

In "k3b", when I select Settings -> Configure -> Devices
There is the following info displayed under "Writer Drives":

HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L

System device name: /dev/sr0 (0,0,0)
Interface type: Generic SCSI <- Strange, the drive is on SATA link.
Vendor: HL-DT-ST
Description: BD-RE GGW-H20L
Firmware: YL03
Wrires CD-R: yes
Writes CD-RW: yes
Reads DVD: yes
Writes DVD-R(W): yes
Writes DVD-R Dual Layer: yes
Writes DVD+R(W): yes
Writes DVD+R Dual Layer: yes
Buffer size: 2.0 MB
Cdrdao driver: auto
CD-Text capable: auto
Supports burnfree: yes
Write modes: SAO, TAO, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P,
RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite, Layer Jump,
Random Recording, Sequential Recording,
Sequential Recording +POW


When I dragged directories to burn, I noticed that when the data size was
X < 4.4GB, the status line at the bottom showed: "X out of 4.4GB".
When X became 4.4GB<X<8GB, the status line changed to:
"X out of 8GB" and when X became greater than 8GB,a red
part appeared at the right side of the status line saying: "Y GB above capacity"
when Y = X - 8 GB, totally ignoring the fact that the same k3b detected
the media (as in "Media info") as blank BD-R with a capacity of 25 GB.
From the list of supported types of reads and writes it seems k3b selects
the smallest applicable media for the data size from the group of CD, DVD
and Dual layer DVD and its apparent inability to write BD-R is the reason
it instructs me to insert a blank DVD or a blank DVD dual layer while
I have a blank BD-R inserted.

So the question can be narrowed down to: what controls the possible
write formats of k3b (and probably other burning apps), regardless of
the media type discovered?

I attempted to boot a slightly newer kernel 2.6.30.10-105.2.23.fc11.x86_64 -
same results. The dvd+rw-tools version:

dvd+rw-tools-7.1-3.fc11.x86_64

In the Settings -> Configure -> Programs of "k3b" there is a list
of programs, some of them are marked as "not found" (see attached
png of the captured window), can it be the reason some write formats
are unavaliable?

Thanks in advance for any help,
kaza.
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