[arch-general] [cdrecord] Problems with original cdrecord on latest linux kernel

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 03:34:11 EDT 2012

On 10 June 2012 01:41, Javier Vasquez <j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using the original cdrecord (cdrtools) for more than 10
> years now, however I hadn't burned anything in the last 3 months (or
> even more).  With the current linux kernel image from Arch:
> % uname -a
> Linux jvasquez14 3.3.8-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 5 15:20:32 CEST
> 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> I can't get cdrecord to recognize any cd/dvd writer, not the laptop
> one neither an external USB one...  I might be mistaken, but with 3.0
> image I believe things worked (can't be sure, as I said I haven't been
> burning anything for months).
> When I try to identify the cd/dvd writers:
> % cdrecord -scanbus
> Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 3.01a07 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
> Copyright (C) 1995-2012 Joerg Schilling
> cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot
> open or use SCSI driver.
> cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
> cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
> I looked through google, but the responses I get are pretty old, some
> from 2004, talking about early 2.6 kernels...  I found one page (an
> old one as well) that suggests using ide-scsi emulation, but that
> seems to me old as well:
> http://xpt.sourceforge.net/techdocs/media/cd/cd03-DeviceConfiguration/ar01s06.html
> Besides for quiet a while we don't get hdc or sdc, just plain sr0/sr1
> (even the scd0/scd1 was removed), and that seemed to work before if
> I'm not mistaken...  Perhaps now the way is "sr0=scsi"?
> Any ways, maybe someone knows better, :-)  I can try the boot loading
> thing, but before, I wanted to see if someone has experienced this,
> and there's a known work around.
> Thanks,
> --
> Javier.

Sure we know better :-) It is known problem that made it even to the
install file:

Maybe I should add it to post_upgrade() as well, so the loyal users of
this package get this warning too. Or better – try to find why this
module is no longer loaded.


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