On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 19:06, Greg Farrell wrote:
> I got a new 24x cd burner, a memorex twentyFourMax 1040. But i've been
> having trouble using it from X. If i boot into a command line login (init
> level 3) instead of my normal init 5 (X), then i can write at full speed
> without any problems using cdrecord from the commandline.
> However if I try and use cdrecord from a terminal window in X, or use one
> of the many frontends for it, or cdrdao, then it writes at a data rate that
> seems to be exactly 1 speed. Any idea what could be the problem? This is as
> I'm using xfree-4 and gnome. Any suggestions on what could be wrong?
First, you need to check if your problem is actually related to your
runlevel: boot to runlevel 5, then switch to a console with
[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F1], login and try it from there.
If the problem still occurs, then it's time to start looking at what's
running in the background. Start killing off the services in
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d/ (that are not present in /etc/rc.d/rc3.d) one by one,
trying a dummy write each time - incidentally, does this problem
manifest itself when doing a dummy write?
If it works fine from the console in runlevel 5 though, then it's not
your runlevel that's the problem, and you'll need to look elsewhere.
Check environment variables relevant to cdrecord etc from within X, and
compare them to those at the console.
Environment variables relevant are in the "environment" section of the
cdrecord man page. Also mentioned in the man page is the possibility of
problems when using the -driver switch with cdrecord.
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