K3B fails to burn DVD-RW discs

Andrew Konosky TerranAce007 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 30 15:09:02 UTC 2004

I just got my Optorite  DVDRW, drive (12x DVD+R; 8x DVD-R; 4x DVD+-RW; 
2.4x DVD+R9; 40x CD-R; 24x CD-RW; 40x CD-ROM; 12x DVD-ROM) drive from 
Newegg and have just installed it. It is 2ndry IDE Master (/dev/hdc 
/mnt/cdrom) I also have a Sony 52x CD-ROM, which is 2ndry IDE Slave 
(/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom1). I have one TDK 2.4x DVD+RW 4.7GB disc and a 10 
pack of Legacy 4x DVD+RW 4.7GB discs, but I am unable to burn on either 
of them. I checked my fstab file, and the drive automounts CDs fine (in 
KDE) and I just tested the burner by erasing and then recording a Compaq 
650mb CD-RW, which was a success. Maybe this drive is not supported in K3B?

When I click burn, the drive spools up, then I get this error:

:-( Failed to change write speed 0->3324
Failed Error at Startup: Invalid argument
Unable to eject media

Debug log output:
K3b Version:0.11.14
KDE Version: 3.3.0-2.2.2.kde
QT Version: 3.3.3

INFO: UTF-8 character encoding detected by locale settings.
 Assuming UTF-8 encoded filenames on source filesystem,
 use -input-charset to override.
Using TONIC___THE_WAY_SHE_LOVE000.MP3;1 for  Media/Music/Tonic - The Way 
She Loves Me.mp3 (Tonic - The Way She Loves Me (Acoustic).mp3)
Using THE_CALLING___WHEREVER_Y000.MP3;1 for  Media/Music/The Calling - 
Wherever You Will Go.mp3 (The Calling - Wherever You Will Go (Acoustic).mp3)
Using STONE_TEMPLE_PILOTS___PL000.MP3;1 for  Media/Music/Stone Temple 
Pilots - Plush.mp3 (Stone Temple Pilots - Plush (Acoustic).mp3)
Using GOO_GOO_DOLLS___BLACK_BA000.MP3;1 for  Media/Music/Goo Goo Dolls - 
Black Balloon.mp3 (Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon (acoustic live).mp3)
Using COURSE_OF_NATURE___CAUGH000.MP3;1 for  Media/Music/Course of 
Nature - Caught in the Sun.MP3 (Course Of Nature - Caught In The Sun 
(Rock Vers).mp3)
:-[ START UNIT failed with SK=2h/ASC=04h/ACQ=04h]: Resource temporarily 
:-( Failed to change write speed: 0->3324

growisofs comand:
/usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/hdc -use-the-force-luke=notray 
-use-the-force-luke=tty -speed=2.4 -gui -graft-points -volid K3b data 
project -volset  -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR VERSION 0.11.14 (C) 2003 
SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher  -preparer K3b - Version 
0.11.14 -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort 
/tmp/kde-andrew/k3b2YIUFa.tmp -rational-rock -hide-list 
/tmp/kde-andrew/k3basTTBb.tmp -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 
-path-list /tmp/kde-andrew/k3bPFcAOb.tmp


When I ejected the blank DVD+RW's after the failed burn, they appear to 
have data written on the inner part of the disc, but K3B doesn't even 
start the write before it fails. Also, my KDE desktop keeps refreshing 
as if something is going on in the background, and I am unable to eject 
the blank disk without rebooting.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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