[svlug] DVD RAM?

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Tue Apr 25 16:41:08 PDT 2006

Geez, I was thinking I was going to report back 
that all went great with the DVD RAM backup, but 
get this.

In the middle of running it on k3b I heard a pop 
from behind me where the machine was running, 
turned around and the video just said "No signal" 
as if the machine was off, but the power light was 
still on.

No amount of hitting enter or moving the mouse 
would bring the video back, so I turned the 
machine off, and it won't turn back on.

Spiffing, eh?

So maybe a power supply went out in the middle of 
the process?

This is a brand new machine we assembled here, and 
I know when we chose the box the power supply had 
a pretty hefty amount of wattage so I don't think 
that was the problem.

Oh, well, dinner break and then I guess I'll come 
back and take it apart...


Joe Buck wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 08:37:14AM -0600, Skip Evans wrote:
>>James Sparenberg wrote:
>>>The only info I have on them is this.
>>>Apparently Linux will see it as anther cdrw and treat it accordingly.  
>>>meaning you could script a cron job using cdrecord to it I would 
>>I typically use k3b to write the tar.gz files to a 
>>CD-RW. Does anyone know if k3b can write DVD RAM? 
> If James is correct, k3b will think it's a CD-RW and everything will just
> work.  But I have no experience with them so I don't know.

Skip Evans
Big Sky Penguin, LLC
61 W Broadway
Butte, Montana 59701

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