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

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Sun Jun 10 05:23:50 EDT 2012

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'.

Looks like a missconfigured kernel that does not include support for or 
for some strange reason does not load the SCSI generic driver 


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