[PlanetCCRMA] CD burning under X

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Jul 31 09:49:01 2003

> I am having a problem trying to burn CDs using either xcdroast or
> gtoaster on RH9 with all of Planet installed. I'm running on an Athlon
> 1.1g with a 16x burner. Here's what I've tried so far, and I'd
> appreciate any help anyone could give ;)
> Running either the RH stock kernel or Planet kernel (not in X) I can
> burn CDs using the following command (as root) ripped from the man
> page:
> cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=0,0 file.img

That's good, means that the cdwriter hardware and the cdrecord softare
are working fine...

> Works without a problem. However, if I try to use xcdroast/gtoaster as
> root as soon as I try to burn the CD, the system locks up hard
> (haven't found any log files yet) with a nicely flashing Caps
> Lock/Scroll Lock combination (glad for ext3!)

That usually is a signal of a kernel panic (ie: the internal state of
the linux kernel gets somehow corrupted, the kernel detects that and
decides it is best not to do anything else and stops the machine). 

> I even turn off the BurnProof, reduce the speed to 4x, etc. When I do
> a test burn, the only problems I get are when I try to fixate (as
> mentioned in the man pages) so I disable that.
> I do have the NVidia X driver installed (but the same hardware and
> driver combination work just fine in SuSE 8.2 both with the command
> line and k3b) if that may be causing some issue.

I could be a combination of the NVidia driver and the XFree86 version
that redhat 9 has. It would look like it is a graphics issue. 

I don't know what you could try, maybe turning off graphics acceleration
to see what happens? Or changing (temporarily) to the vesa graphics
driver to see if the Nvidia driver has something to do with the hang. 

-- Fernando