I have a Gateway E-4100 desktop computer with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I'm trying to burn files to a blank DVD using the internal DVD/CD burner (of which I'm sure is the original that came with the PC).
I would expect Ubuntu to pop up a message whenever I insert a blank DVD in the drive, as that happens with blank CDs. Read-only or non-blank DVDs are working properly, however, for my blank DVD it seems that the drive or Ubuntu doesn't recognize it.
Burning applications Brasero and K3b report as if there's no disc present.
dmesg output for my CD/DVD drive:
[ 2.528310] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8161B, 0040, max UDMA/66 [ 2.528319] ata2.01: ATAPI: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B, A105, max UDMA/66 [ 2.569345] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B 0040 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5 [ 2.580569] cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20 [ 2.580785] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 [ 2.586841] scsi 1:0:1:0: CD-ROM HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B A105 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5 [ 2.592719] sr 1:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
How can I burn to this DVD in Ubuntu?