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[[Category:Utilities (English)]]
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[[Category:Optical disc]]
== Requirements ==
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[[de:LightScribe Unterstützung]]
The following packages are needed
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[[ja:LightScribe]]
* rpmextract
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From [[w:LightScribe]]:
* libstdc++5
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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.
pacman -S rpmextract libstdc++5
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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.
  
== Preparation ==
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{{Note|
First, go to www.lightscribe.com and get the following RPM packages:
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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]].}}
  
* [http://lightscribe.com/downloadSection/linux/index.aspx?id=815 LIGHTSCRIBE SIMPLE LABELER]
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==Installation==
* [http://lightscribe.com/downloadSection/linux/index.aspx?id=814 LIGHTSCRIBE SYSTEM SOFTWARE]
 
  
best would be, to create a subfolder inside your home-folder:
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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.
mkdir lightscribe
 
  
and save the packages there
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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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* [[multilib]] '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe}}
  
== Installation ==
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==Labelers==
  
now, go to the desired directory and extract the packages using rpmextract:
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In the [[AUR]] you can find:
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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)
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** '''i686''': {{AUR|lightscribe-labeler}}
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** '''x86_64''': {{AUR|bin32-lightscribe-labeler}}
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*'''LaCie 4L 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}}
  
rpmextract.sh lightscribe-*intel.rpm
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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.
rpmextract.sh lightscribeApplications*intel.rpm
 
  
Now, there are three new subfolders:
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==Enhanced Label Contrast Utility==
opt/
 
usr/
 
etc/
 
  
these have to be moved:
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To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:
  mv -R opt/ /
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  # /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh
mv -R usr/ /
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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.
mv -R etc/ /
 
  
now, create a symbolic link:
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==See also==
ln -sf /opt/lightscribeApplications/SimpleLabeler/SimpleLabeler /usr/bin/SimpleLabeler
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* http://www.pawtec.com/lightscribe/
 
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* (GER) https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/LightScribe/
and finally you can start by typing:
 
SimpleLabeler
 
 
 
that's all
 
 
 
If you want to adjust contrast (often it's not dark enough), you can run
 
/usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh
 
as root.
 
 
 
For 64 bits systems, just install this package too :
 
pacman -S  lib32-libstdc++5
 

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