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LightScribe for Linux

by Corwyn last modified Jan 30, 2008 09:53 PM
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this How-to shows how to download and install the LaCie 4L LightScribe Labeler for Linux.

Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora Core 7


  1. A LightScribe capable CD/DVD writer
  2. LightScribe Host Software for Linux from LaCie
  3. LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux from LaCie

Doing the Work

Download and install the Host Software and the LaCie LightScribe Labeler for linux. Open a Terminal window to perform the following steps.

  1. Use wget to download the Host Software and the 4L LaCie LightScribe Labeler:
  2. wget
  3. Install the Host Software and the 4L LaCie LightScribe Labeler. You should install the Host Software first:
  4. su -c 'yum localinstall lightscribe-'
    su -c 'yum localinstall 4L-1.0-r6.i586.rpm'
  5. Fedora 7, due to the change to libata, changed the name of the CD/DVD drives and the LightScribe software cannot recognize a drive is installed. Creating a link from the new drive name to the old one solves this problem.
  6. su -c 'ln -s /dev/scd0 sr0'
  7. Start the 4L LaCie LightScribe Labeler to burn labels to the disk. It is strongly recommended to use high contrast images:
  8. 4L-gui

    You should see the following:

    lightscribe image

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