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From [http://www.lightscribe.com/ lightscribe.com]:
 
From [http://www.lightscribe.com/ lightscribe.com]:
 
:''LightScribe is an innovative technology that uses a special disc drive, special media, and label-making software to burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.''
 
:''LightScribe is an innovative technology that uses a special disc drive, special media, and label-making software to burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.''
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Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
LightScribe is available from the [[AUR]]:
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To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you're using, you need two pieces of software: the LightScribe System Software and another LightScribe label making software.
;i686: install {{AUR|lightscribe}}
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;x86_64: install {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe}}
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On Arch, the LightScribe System Software is available from the [[AUR]]:
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* '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe}}
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* '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe}}
  
 
==Labelers==
 
==Labelers==
 
In the [[AUR]] you can find:
 
In the [[AUR]] you can find:
*LightScribe Simple Labeler
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*'''LightScribe Simple Labeler''': official tool to make simple thin labels. You can only type text and use the provided templates as separators. Useful to make good looking labels quickly (it takes only 3 minutes, as opposed to a full-disk label which takes around 30 minutes)
*LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux
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** '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe-labeler}}
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** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe-labeler}}
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*'''LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux''': tool from LaCie that allows to create a full-disk label using a picture.
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** '''i686''': {{AUR|4l}}
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** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-4l}}
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{{Note|If LaCie 4L doesn't seems to be able to find a LightScribe disk drive and you're you sure you have one, run the following:
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# mkdir -p /opt/4L/lib/
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# pacman -S wget
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# wget "https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20762508/libstdc%2B%2B.so.5.0.7" -O /opt/4L/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.7
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# tee "/etc/ld.so.conf.d/4L-cli.conf" <<< "/opt/4L/lib/"
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# ldconfig
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}}
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Additionally, [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=lightscribe searching for lightscribe in the AUR] will create a list of related software.
 
Additionally, [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=lightscribe searching for lightscribe in the AUR] will create a list of related software.
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==Enhanced Label Contrast Utility==
 
==Enhanced Label Contrast Utility==
 
To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:
 
To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:
 
  # /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh
 
  # /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh

Revision as of 19:26, 28 October 2014


From lightscribe.com:

LightScribe is an innovative technology that uses a special disc drive, special media, and label-making software to burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.

Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.

Installation

To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you're using, you need two pieces of software: the LightScribe System Software and another LightScribe label making software.

On Arch, the LightScribe System Software is available from the AUR:

Labelers

In the AUR you can find:

  • LightScribe Simple Labeler: official tool to make simple thin labels. You can only type text and use the provided templates as separators. Useful to make good looking labels quickly (it takes only 3 minutes, as opposed to a full-disk label which takes around 30 minutes)
  • LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux: tool from LaCie that allows to create a full-disk label using a picture.
Note: If LaCie 4L doesn't seems to be able to find a LightScribe disk drive and you're you sure you have one, run the following:
# mkdir -p /opt/4L/lib/
# pacman -S wget
# wget "https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20762508/libstdc%2B%2B.so.5.0.7" -O /opt/4L/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.7
# tee "/etc/ld.so.conf.d/4L-cli.conf" <<< "/opt/4L/lib/"
# ldconfig


Additionally, searching for lightscribe in the AUR will create a list of related software.



Enhanced Label Contrast Utility

To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:

# /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh