the desktop configuration guide should have a section explaining how to
burn cds. since it is a common thing to do on a desktop.
it should explain:
setup of /etc/defaults/cdrecord
x apps available for burning
audio cd burning
Created attachment 18602 [details, diff]
Patch that adds info about cd-burning
It is easier to write about console tools than front-ends... So more
information about the console tools and a slight mention of graphical tools.
i think cdrdao still doesn't support cd-burning using ATAPI drives.
I tried to burn one .cue/.bin file with cdrdao, but it couldn't find my drive..
i tried using --device=/dev/hdc || --device 0,0,0, both didn't work (yes..
my cdrw is /dev/hdc)
Weird, cdrdao works here (well, with the commands I've put in the addendum
-- I don't burn frequently). Although it's with a Linux 2.6.0-testsomething
Cdrdao version 1.1.7
Guess I'll keep these on hold then.
We are currently working on translating our burning guide into English. Maybe this one is more comprehensive?
I'd rather see this as part of the desktop guide. There are already several dozens of guides on cd burning available, and with the current tools (k3b etc.) it really is as easy as it can get. Integrating this as a separate part of the desktop guide renders the desktop guide ideal for people wanting to create a desktop system out of a gentoo installation.
Now that 2.6 is stable I'm sure that the revamped desktop guide will/should be able to talk about ATAPI burning to more extend. Even better, I hope that the 2.4 kernel isn't discussed anymore (as primary kernel) as the 2.6 has too many enhancements that benefit desktop users.
I'll reassign this to gerrynjr. He should know who can insert cd-burning info in the new (yet to be released) desktop config guide.
Bouncing back to the documentation team
Okay, the desktop configuration guide has been removed, but since the 2.6 kernels burning CDs have never been this easy - just install a burning application (k3b is my personal favorite if you want a graphical one) and you're set.
Marking this one as WONTFIX as it isn't as difficult like before (no more messing with ide-scsi and such).