Here we go with more work on my Alienware box where I ripped out Windows Vista and installed Ubuntu (8.04 Hardy Heron). I haven’t looked back since … ok, I do miss some games that don’t like Cedega or Crossover, but it’s a small price to pay for all of the other benefits I get from running Linux, and especially Ubuntu which is based on Debian.
One of the things that I got with this box was a LightScribe compaible DVD-R/CD-R. This is great, except I didn’t have any clue how to get it to work in Linux. After some digging on the net and reading all around, I got it working and boiled the steps down to a concice recipe.
These steps are listed below. Please note that these *should* work for 32 or 64 bit distros, but specifically I am running AMD64, so part of this was to get over that hump. Details are below with the commands.