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    I see on my CentOS 5.4 system that the broken and original versions are installed, but k3b is configured to use the original/unbroken versions, which is why my dvd recording can use the full speed of all media types, AFAIK.

    I agree that this is not good for FOSS software and adoption of Linux by the mainstream. Hopefully folks will get their heads out of their rear ends and sort this cruft out - soon!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    This too will get sorted out, we just have to be patient and remember that Linux is still free and maintained mostly by volunteers. There will be mistakes, bugs and just problems in general. I wouldn't be one bit surprised to see cdrtools or cdrfix, get rejected from future versions of Debian and or most major distros.
    I thought I had this problem on Gentoo but it was only because I was using DVDrw's and erasing as the disc recorded. It works fine when I used a regular CDR disc.
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    /dev/sr0:
    HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Bad address
    IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
    readonly = 0 (off)
    readahead = 256 (on)
    HDIO_GETGEO failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

    Can you interpret this?
    This was the output of: hdparm -v /dev/sr0 , which is my DVD burner.
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    You're running a sata dvd burner? Mine are ide units so I haven't had to futz with the sata ones. I had heard there were some issues with sata DVD burners on RHEL/CentOS kernels, but as I said, I don't have them to deal with. I have also heard that sata DVD burners are fine on newer systems (Ubuntu, Fedora, et al).
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    I have a sata burner as well.
    Code:
    hdparm -v /dev/sr0
    outputs the same for me.

    But isn't the correct tool for sata drives sdparm?
    Code:
    reed@reed-laptop ~ % sdparm -v /dev/sr0
    >>> about to open device name: /dev/sr0
        /dev/sr0: Optiarc   DVD RW AD-7563A   WX05  [cd/dvd]
    Read write error recovery [0x1] mode page [PS=0]:
      AWRE        0  [cha: y, def:  0]
      ARRE        0  [cha: n, def:  0]
      PER         0  [cha: y, def:  0]
    Write parameters (MMC) [0x5] mode page [PS=0]:
      BUFE        0  [cha: y, def:  0]
      WR_T        1  [cha: y, def:  1]
      MULTI_S     3  [cha: y, def:  3]
    >> Control mode page [0xa] not found
    Informational exceptions control [0x1c] mode page [PS=0]:
      EWASC       0  [cha: n, def:  0]
      DEXCPT      0  [cha: n, def:  0]
      MRIE        4  [cha: n, def:  4]

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    I have an IDE one. Don't know how does it affect the things. Some help?
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    Anyway, I'll share a solution how did I update my DVD writer's firmware from 1.19 to 1.29 without installing Windows:
    1. AllBootDisks ISO Image Downloads | AllBootDisks - Providing Free Boot Disks from MS-DOS to Windows XP. - I've grabbed a WinMe boot disk image.
    2. Hacked it with Isomaster, and added the proper DOS version of DVRFlash application and the firmware file to a new image.
    3. Burnt the image, booted into DOS and did the job.
    Off course this is possible only if you have two optical drives, but since I don't have a floppy drive, I had to work it around. I think this solution could help also with other Windows only firmwares.
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    And IDE DVD drive should be using a /dev/hdx name I think. Seems to be that way on CentOS/RHEL at least.
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    I can confirm, that the error is inside the k3b packages (version 1.6.. I've downgraded the k3b to the version used in jaunty (1.0.5) and it works again correctly. The same error is present in Mandriva's version, basically I think it is in all packages.
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    CentOS and RHEL are using k3b v1.0.5 also.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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