Read and write with cd-rw

Asked by Mike on 2006-05-03

I need to change the setting on the cd-wr. The Cd-rw drive properties and permissions showes is it is only reading. It also will not burn. I am assuming that I use the terminal to change it. What is the command to make it read and write? Thanks in advance. Mike ( Nubie)

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Hi Mike,

Do you try run using "sudo" command?

Best regards,


Matt Galvin (mgalvin) said : #2

The ability for a cd-rw to write is usually detected by the kernel or hal. It is not typically set manually. I ran into a similar issue where the kernel was not correctly detecting the capabilities of my cd-rw drive. What type of cd-rw drive do you have? Based on my experience this may be a bug of some kind.

If you look at the System -> Administration -> Device Manager, utility in the tree view down one side you should see "IDE device" and under that the product name of the CD drive. Clicking on this will give you information on the CD drive and it's capabilities.
I don't know if any of that information would be useful. To the previous poster or other people looking to help you out with your request.

Good luck,

Mike (mphelps) said : #4

wsm-52z is what the device manager list it as. But under vendor and device is unknown. Under advanced it looks like every thing is fine. Mike ( nubie )

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