Xubuntu 18.04.2 - USB CD-RW won't write

by tomreedtoon   Last Updated July 12, 2019 01:02 AM

I'm running Xubuntu 18.04.2 on a Mac Mini. Because the internal DVD-RW drive is dead, I bought an external USB CD-RW and DVD read drive. When I put in a blank CD-R, the blank disk shows on the desktop. But my burning program Xfburn won't recognize the drive or write to it. The attached graphic shows what my Disks program shows for the drive: Drive Readout for CD-RW

Based on similar posts in other forums, I pulled up the following info from command prompts. Does anyone have any idea how I can activate the write function for the device so it can burn CD's? (I know this drive can't write DVD's as the info says.) Thanks!

[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS" VERSION_ID="18.04" HOME_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/" SUPPORT_URL="https://help.ubuntu.com/" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/" PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy" VERSION_CODENAME=bionic UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic

[email protected]:~$ cdrecord -prcap wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits. Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive... Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities Device type : Removable CD-ROM Version : 0 Response Format: 2 Capabilities : Vendor_info : 'Optiarc ' Identification : 'CDRWDVD CRX890A ' Revision : 'PH03' Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.

Drive capabilities, per MMC-3 page 2A:

Does read CD-R media Does write CD-R media Does read CD-RW media Does write CD-RW media Does read DVD-ROM media Does read DVD-R media Does not write DVD-R media Does read DVD-RAM media Does not write DVD-RAM media Does support test writing

Does read Mode 2 Form 1 blocks Does read Mode 2 Form 2 blocks Does read digital audio blocks Does restart non-streamed digital audio reads accurately Does support Buffer-Underrun-Free recording Does read multi-session CDs Does read fixed-packet CD media using Method 2 Does not read CD bar code Does read R-W subcode information Does not return R-W subcode de-interleaved and error-corrected Does read raw P-W subcode data from lead in Does return CD media catalog number Does return CD ISRC information Does support C2 error pointers Does not deliver composite A/V data

Does play audio CDs Number of volume control levels: 256 Does support individual volume control setting for each channel Does support independent mute setting for each channel Does not support digital output on port 1 Does not support digital output on port 2

Loading mechanism type: tray Does support ejection of CD via START/STOP command Does not lock media on power up via prevent jumper Does allow media to be locked in the drive via PREVENT/ALLOW command Is not currently in a media-locked state Does not support changing side of disk Does not have load-empty-slot-in-changer feature Does not support Individual Disk Present feature

Maximum read speed: 4234 kB/s (CD 24x, DVD 3x) Current read speed: 4234 kB/s (CD 24x, DVD 3x) Maximum write speed: 4234 kB/s (CD 24x, DVD 3x) Current write speed: 4234 kB/s (CD 24x, DVD 3x) Rotational control selected: CLV/PCAV Buffer size in KB: 2048 Copy management revision supported: 1 Number of supported write speeds: 4 Write speed # 0: 4234 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 24x, DVD 3x) Write speed # 1: 3528 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 20x, DVD 2x) Write speed # 2: 2822 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 16x, DVD 2x) Write speed # 3: 1764 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 10x, DVD 1x)

Supported CD-RW media types according to MMC-4 feature 0x37: Does write multi speed CD-RW media Does write high speed CD-RW media Does write ultra high speed CD-RW media Does write ultra high speed+ CD-RW media

[email protected]:~$ inxi -d Drives: HDD Total Size: 532.3GB (38.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABF0 size: 500.1GB ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: v150w size: 32.2GB Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: N/A dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw

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