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Graveman is a CD/DVD burner.

graveman is a GUI frontend for cdrtools (cdrecord, readcd, mkisofs) and sox. It allows you to burn audio CDs (from WAV, Ogg, or MP3 files) and data CDs, and allows you to duplicate CDs.

It is in BLAG30k under the Accessories menu.

If it is not installed, you can install it thusly:

apt-get update
apt-get install graveman

If your cd-writer has Burnproof/Burnfree (most nowadays have), you better turn it on to help avoid coasters; just click on File / Preferences / External Programs and then enter "driveropts=burnfree" on the "Other Parameters" field for cdrecord. Also, make sure the "Save Configuration On Exit" is turned on in the "General" tab.

Recognising devices

Graveman (version 0.3.12-1.1.fc3.rf) could see my dvd drive on hdb, but not the burner on hdc... Google found some information suggesting package cdrdao is required for detection of devices, so I installed it with apt-get... still no luck. It was time to resort to editing the config file 'by hand'! Graveman's config file is found in ~/.config/graveman/graveman.conf and this is the entry I added, directly after a similar one that was already there for my dvd:


'type' should be '15' for a burner, '16' for a reader. I think 'vitesse' means speed, but which one? Well, since it is a burner, I assumed writing speed was what was required here... it seemed to work.

Package Info

Name        : graveman                     Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     :                          Vendor: (none)
Release     : 2blag.fc5                     Build Date: Mon 24 Jul 2006 05:41:31 PM BST
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host:
Group       : Applications/Archiving        Source RPM: graveman-
Size        : 1714789                          License: GPL
Signature   : (none)
URL         :
Summary     : A frontend for cdrtools, dvd+rw-tools and sox
Description :
Graveman! provides a graphical user interface for handling common CD/DVD
burning tasks. It can burn Audio CDs, Data CDs and DVDs, duplicate CDs,
and clean rewritable CD/DVD media.