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Old May 24, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Default Distro with some kind of Lightscribe support?

I got a lightscribe burner on my cheepo Compaq "open box" but it didn't come with any lightscribe software.

A month ago I looked all over for a freeware program that would do more than the freebie program offered by the lightscribe homepage. (It is limited to straight text & the built-in borders).

Has anybody come across a linux program that has lightscribe functionality?
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Old May 24, 2007, 07:17 PM
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Doesn't matter the distro, but you can download the Lightscribe software straight from LaCie:

LaCie - External Hard Drives, DVD±RW Drives, Monitors

I've never tested it out so I can't say how good it works, but it's been around for a while.
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Cool!!!!!

Thanks a lot for the link, I may be back later this week if I can't figure out how to get it into my linux..... :) (I will try to find the way first though.... :) ).
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Yeah definitely post your experiences even if you succeed. I have never touched Lightscribe (even in Windows) so I'd love to know how well it works under Linux.
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Grrrr.................

That program looks like it's exactly what I want, but I can't get Yast to play nice with my OpenSuse 10.2 install.

I keep getting an error saying that "another process is accessing the package database. Package management cannot be used now."

I really haven't spent enough time yet playing with linux..... going to have to do some reading.........
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Got past the yast issue (had to get rid of ZMD or something like that....) and it looked like I got both the lightscribe drivers & the LaCie software installed from the RPMs, but now for the life of me I can't find the program through the KDE interface.........

Is there something silly I'm missing here????
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I haven't used YaST for quite a while, but when you choose to install it, there should be a tab that shows all of the files that are installed. More often than not, the program you will need is under /usr/bin. Just check to see if it shows a file list anywhere, then you could find out how to launch it there.
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Thanks, I've already got the Windoze version of that. It works, but as advertised it's fairly simple in both use and features. :)

I'll have to spend some time digging around this weekend to see if I can find where it went on my linux machine.
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