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

Javier Vasquez j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 03:44:09 EDT 2012

On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM, Lukáš Jirkovský <l.jirkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk/cdrtools.install?h=packages/cdrtools
> 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.
> Lukas

Shame on me, :-)

Thanks a lot, that was it, now "-scanbus" works as usual...  I'll add
"sg" to the MODULES list, so I don't have to remember...

Thanks again,


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