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[[de:LightScribe Unterstützung]]
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[[ja:LightScribe]]
From [http://www.lightscribe.com/ lightscribe.com]:
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From [[w:LightScribe]]:
:''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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:LightScribe is an optical disc recording technology, created by the Hewlett-Packard Company, that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.  
 
Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.
 
Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.
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{{Note|
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* The official home of LightScribe [http://www.lightscribe.com www.lightscribe.com] is discontinued since 2013. The lightscribe system software is only available from third parties like [http://www.pawtec.com/lightscribe/ pawtec].
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* x86_64 is only partially supported with [[multilib]].}}
  
 
==Installation==
 
==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.
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To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you are 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]]:
 
On Arch, the LightScribe System Software is available from the [[AUR]]:
 
* '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe}}
 
* '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe}}
* '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe}}
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* [[multilib]] '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe}}
  
 
==Labelers==
 
==Labelers==
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In the [[AUR]] you can find:
 
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)
 
*'''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)
 
** '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe-labeler}}
 
** '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe-labeler}}
 
** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe-labeler}}
 
** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe-labeler}}
*'''LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux''': tool from LaCie that allows to create a full-disk label using a picture.
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*'''LaCie 4L LightScribe Labeler for Linux''': tool from LaCie that allows to create a full-disk label using a picture.
 
** '''i686''': {{AUR|4l}}
 
** '''i686''': {{AUR|4l}}
 
** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-4l}}
 
** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-4l}}
 
{{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, [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
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then hit {{ic|1}} to use the enhanced contrast setting or {{ic|2}} to reset it. Note that some programs (e.g. LaCie 4L) have this option built-in and it can be changed at runtime.
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==See also==
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* http://www.pawtec.com/lightscribe/
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* (GER) https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/LightScribe/

Latest revision as of 16:54, 31 July 2018

From w:LightScribe:

LightScribe is an optical disc recording technology, created by the Hewlett-Packard Company, that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.

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

Note:
  • The official home of LightScribe www.lightscribe.com is discontinued since 2013. The lightscribe system software is only available from third parties like pawtec.
  • x86_64 is only partially supported with multilib.

Installation

To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you are 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 4L LightScribe Labeler for Linux: tool from LaCie that allows to create a full-disk label using a picture.

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

then hit 1 to use the enhanced contrast setting or 2 to reset it. Note that some programs (e.g. LaCie 4L) have this option built-in and it can be changed at runtime.

See also