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Slackware is not rpm based, and I don't know how to check the installation with installpkg (i didn't find anything in the man pages for installpkg & pkgtool). I went ...
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    Slackware is not rpm based, and I don't know how to check the installation with installpkg (i didn't find anything in the man pages for installpkg & pkgtool). I went into the source directory for my current kernel build and did a 'make config' and saw that support for SCSI emulation and IDE support was there.

    Also, I stumbled on something else, though I don't know if it helps. Before I posted that my error message from cdrecord -scanbus was

    cdrecord:
    No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.

    i did a cdrecord dev=help and got this:

    Transport name: sg
    Transport descr.: Generic transport independent SCSI
    Transp. layer ind.:
    Target specifier: bus, target, lun
    Target example: 1,2,0
    SCSI Bus scanning: supported
    Open via UNIX dedvice: not supported

    Transport name: pg
    Transport descr.: SCSI transport for ATAPI over Parallel port
    Transp. layer ind.:
    Target specifier: bus, target, lun
    Target example: 1,2,0
    SCSI Bus scanning: supported
    Open via UNIX dedvice: not supported

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    hope this sheds new light
    thanx for all your help, it is really appreciated. =]

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    Now that I think about it, that is an unusual error message you got. Do you have any /dev/pg? files? If you don't, create them. I have /dev/pg0 to /dev/pg3, they are character devices with major 97 and minor 0 to 3. In other words, run this:
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    for i in `seq 0 3`; do mknod /dev/pg$i c 97 $i; done

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    i already have /dev/pg0 - /dev/pg3... lol, this is gettin really frustrating

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    Something must be configured wrong. What's in your /etc/cdrecord.conf?

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    hmm.... i looked in /etc and didnt find cdrecord.conf. Then I
    'su -c "find / -name cdrecord.conf" ' and found nothing.

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    I wish I hadn't needed to do this, but you somehow pass the output of "strace cdrecord -scanbus"?

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    Here's something interesting.... A friend of mine suggested I try to use a GUI front-end instead of using cdrecord from the terminal. So, I DL'ed xcdroast and, sure enough, it worked. Even more odd was the fact that now cdrecord works from the terminal. Any ideas why??

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    What the... oh well, I guess xcdroast just set something up (ie. in some config file somewhere) that made it work.

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