Cannot detect CD-RW media

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Cannot detect CD-RW media

Postby osdebian » 2017-02-15 10:24

Hello!
I have Debian Jessie installed on my pc and have problems using CD-RW media. These media are not detected when inserted into my DVD/CD burner. Brasero does not detect any media so I can't burn CD-RWs. Burning and reading CDs and DVDs works fine. Any idea to solve this issue?
Thanks for your help!
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Re: Cannot detect CD-RW media

Postby phenest » 2017-02-15 18:01

Do you mean you can burn a CD-R?
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Re: Cannot detect CD-RW media

Postby pylkko » 2017-02-15 19:40

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Re: Cannot detect CD-RW media

Postby osdebian » 2017-02-17 14:29

Forgot to mention that I am using the Gnome desktop.

CD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW are detected by the file browser (I guess it is Nautilus) and Brasero. I can read data already written on them and burn them with Brasero. I did not test DVD+RW. But CD-RW are not detected by the file browser and Brasero, therefore connot be used!

Answer to "phenest's" post: yes, I can burn CD-R with Brasero without any problem
Answer to " pylkko's" post: the link points to quite an old topic. However, I tried Xfburn as suggested in the post, dosn't work. gnomebaker, graveman, cdrecord are no more part of Jessie. gvfs is installed by default in Jessie/Gnome and "dbus-launch brasero" doesn't work (it starts Brasero but Brasero does not detect the CD-RW media). Didn't manage to get wodim working.
Thank you both for your inputs.

I switched the boot to my old Windows and the CD-RW is not readable either. Looks like a hardware problem, strange but may happen. I will change my drive and come back.
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Re: Cannot detect CD-RW media

Postby pylkko » 2017-02-17 15:13

it is quite common and has been discussed on these forums that some times the weak laser on cheap modern drives are not able to rewrite these discs.
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Re: Cannot detect CD-RW media

Postby phenest » 2017-02-17 20:18

+1 on pylkko's comment. Also, does it, or did it, work in Windows?

Given that DVD's and CD's use the same laser for burning, it's odd that you can't even read a CD-RW but other media type are fine. Is that correct?
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