You could use the
SimpleLabeler application (see further below) and not the Lacie 4L lightscribe application as the former does not require root access and it works well straight away with most drives. I regularly use it and have never used gksudo or sudo.
If you want to use the Lacie
4L application, download the Lacie Labeller and the Host Software from the official site. Unfortunately, there are no
.deb files available and no source code available, so you'll have to use alien to convert the rpms to debs. So run
sudo apt-get install alien
You may find it helps to rename the rpms to something like 'Lacie_Labeller' and 'Lacie_Host', as the original file names are very long; they will be renamed by
alien with the version number of the software anyway. So
cd to the download folder and run for each rpm:
sudo alien name_of_your_file.rpm
Then install them individually with
sudo dpkg -i name_of_file.deb
LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux package should install fine. Don't worry if you get an error such as:
A later version is already installed when installing the
Lightscribe system software, as you may already have some Lightscribe files installed if you have installed other Lightscribe software before.
Now, launch the Lacie application with
It is fine to do this, and the requirement for gksudo cannot be easily removed from the program without recompiling it.
The gui of lacie
4L is straightforward-you choose your template from anywhere on your drive then resize it with the program's tools. You can place text on the template beforehand with your image program. The template below is from lightscribe.com.
Here is my sample burn of a template from lightscribe.com using Lacie
Here's how I set it up the
SimpleLabeler application on Ubuntu 12.04.
The download site for the debs (also mentioned in the comments by user104140) is at lightscribe.com. First download the system software and then the Labeler application.
You must install the system software before the labeler application 'to maintain the necessary dependencies', although the version numbers of the two packages do not need to match.
You should use
software-center to install the debs and then you will find the labeler application in
Now cd to the folder mentioned above and launch it with
./SimpleLabeler or create a symbolic link so that you will be able to call it with just
sudo ln -s /opt/lightscribeApplications/SimpleLabeler/SimpleLabeler /usr/local/bin
Now launch the labelling program as your normal user and select your options:
Here is the sample result: