Re: [PARPORT] HP CD-R+ 7200e, trouble with bad writes and lockups

From: Paul Kopacz (
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 09:44:04 EST

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    On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 13:31, Glyn Kennington wrote:
    > > Well, I've managed to successfully burn a music (cdda) cd by manually
    > > typing in a toc-file and using cdrdao from the commandline. I'm getting
    > > the feeling that most of the error messages I'm getting when I try using
    > > GUI burning apps is because they are passing the wrong parameters to the
    > > commandline tools.
    > In that case, go straight to using mkisofs | cdrecord. They're not /that/
    > difficult to work with. I've never even tried using a GUI burning tool,
    > because burning uses so much of my CPU that X would stop responding.
    > > Anyway, you need to load paride, epat, and pg, in that order. As far as
    > > burning software, I've tried KOnCD and XCDRoast for burning a cdda (both
    > > gave me errors, that's why I used CLI cdrdao), KOnCD let me burn an ISO
    > > but it had gaps in it and was useless. I will experiment with another
    > > ISO soon and let you know. When I have time I'm going to try hacking at
    > > KOnCD and see if I can get it to pass the right options and work with
    > > the 7200.
    > Other things to try include: always run cdrecord as root, as it sets up
    > extra scheduling priorities; use cdrecord's `dummy' option; invest in a
    > CD-RW disc to practise on until you have the hang of things.
    > Glyn
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    Any idea about what would cause the driver to lock up the system when I set the parallel port to use EPP mode?


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