NOTE: These drivers and utilities are provided by a third party. By downloading them, you acknowledge that Pawtec is not responsible for any damage to your system resulting from the use of these drivers and utilities.

 


 

Drivers and Utilities


Windows


Mac


Linux

 

Installation Instructions for Windows

 

Lightscribe System Software:

Before you begin:

  • First, you must either be logged into an account with Administrator privileges or have the Administrator password to complete the installation.
  • Save your work and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.

After completing the above:

  • Download the Lightscribe System Software (LSS) v1.18.27.10 Installer.  Double click the file to run it when it has finished downloading.
  • A window may pop up asking if you want to run the file.  Click Yes.
  • A window will pop up saying it will install the Lightscribe System Software.  Click Next.
  • Read and acknowledge the software licensing agreement.  Click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click Next.
  • Click Install to start the file installation process.  A window may pop up asking if you want to install the software.  Click Yes.
  • The installation may take several minutes.  Please do not close the window until it has completely finished installing.
  • Afterwards, click the Finish button to complete the installation.
  • You may be prompted to restart your computer.  Do so if prompted.

You may review the installed “Getting Started” content (localized in many languages depending on the native language of your computer) by either clicking the installed LightScribe desktop icon or go to Start > Programs (or All Programs if using Windows 7 and above) > LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling > Getting Started. The desktop icon can be easily deleted or dragged to the trash can if not wanted.

 

Lightscribe Simple Labeler

Before you begin:

  • You must install the Lightscribe System Software before installing this program.
  • You must either be logged into an account with Administrator privileges or have the Administrator password to complete the installation.
  • Save your work and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.

After completing the above:

  • Download the Lightscribe Simple Labeler v1.18.27.10 Installer.  Double click the file to run it when it is finished downloading.
  • A window may pop up asking if you want to run the file.  Click Yes.
  • A window will pop up saying it will install the Lightscribe Simple Labeler.  Click Next.
  • If prompted, you may need to enter your Administrator password.
  • Read and acknowledge the software licensing agreement.  Click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click Next.
  • Click Install to start the file installation process.  A window may pop up asking if you want to install the software.  Click Yes.
  • The installation may take several minutes.  Please do not close the window until it has completely finished installing.
  • Afterwards, click the Finish button to complete the installation.
  • You may be prompted to restart your computer.  Do so if prompted.
  • Once the LightScribe Simple Labeler is installed, you can run it by finding the LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling folder in your Start Menu programs by going to Start > Programs > LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling > Lightscribe Simple Labeler.

 

Lightscribe Template Labeler

Before you begin:

  • You must install the Lightscribe System Software before installing this program.
  • Please uninstall all previous Beta or pre-release versions of the Template Labeler before installing any final release versions. If you do not have any Beta or pre-release versions, please skip this step.  Locate the program under Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, then click “Remove”. Some earlier Beta versions may have an underscore or “_” preceding the name, so these may appear at the top of the list instead of being alphabetical.
  • You must either be logged into an account with Administrator privileges or have the Administrator password to complete the installation.
  • Save your work and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.

After completing the above:

  • Download the Lightscribe Template Labeler v1.18.27.10 Installer.  Double click the file to run it when it is finished downloading.
  • A window may pop up asking if you want to run the file.  Click Yes or Run.
  • A window will pop up saying it will install the Lightscribe Template Labeler.  Click Next.
  • Read and acknowledge the software licensing agreement.  Click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click Next.
  • Click Install to start the file installation process.  A window may pop up asking if you want to install the software.  Click Yes.
  • The installation may take several minutes.  Please do not close the window until it has completely finished installing.
  • Afterwards, click the Finish button to complete the installation.
  • You may be prompted to restart your computer.  Do so if prompted.

Once the LightScribe Template Labeler is installed, you can run it by finding the LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling folder in your Start Menu programs.  It can be found in Start > All Programs > LightScribe Direct to Disc Labeling > LightScribe Template Labeler.

 

Lightscribe Diagnostics Utility

The Lightscribe Diagnostics Utility is used to correct problems with installing Lightscribe software.  If everything has installed properly, you do not need to use this utility.

Installation:

  • Since this utility performs system level operations, if your Windows user account does not have Administrator privileges, you will need to be logged on as Administrator, or have the Administrator password available (for Vista).
  • Save your work and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.
  • Download Lightscribe Diagnostics Utility v1.18.27.10.  When the file has finished downloading, double click it to run it.
  • A window may pop up asking if you want to run the file.  Click Yes or Run.
  • A window will pop up saying it will install the Lightscribe Diagnostics Utility.  Click Next.
  • Read and acknowledge the software licensing agreement.  Click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click Next.
  • Click Install to start the file installation process.  A window may pop up asking if you want to install the software.  Click Yes.
  • The installation may take several minutes.  Please do not close the window until it has completely finished installing.
  • On the final screen of the installation, make sure to check the “Launch LightScribe Diagnostics Utility” checkbox in the final installation screen to start the utility.  Follow the instructions in the next few sections to use the utility.

Using the Utility

  • If you missed the “Launch” checkbox during the installation process, you may launch the Diagnostics utility by locating it in Start > All Programs > LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling > LightScribe Diagnostics Utility
  • Once the utility is started, it will scan your computer for the proper installation of the required system software and system settings. It will also check for some known conflicts.
  • If the utility finds any problems, a pop up message screen will appear offering suggested changes to fix the problem. Accept all changes with “okay”, “proceed”, “allow”, or similar.
  • Reboot your computer
  • Verify your LightScribe functionality by testing it.
  • After your system has been scanned and any errors corrected, you can safely remove the diagnostics utility through Start > Control Panel > Add or remove programs or simply leave it installed.

 

Installation Instructions for Mac

 

Lightscribe System Software

  • Save any work in progress and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.
  • Download Lightscribe System Software (LSS) v1.18.27.10. The selected file will be downloaded onto your desktop.
  • Double click the downloaded file shown on your desktop to extract the installation file. The extracted file should have a similar name as the downloaded file, but will have a .pkg file extension.
  • Double click the extracted .pkg file on your desktop to start the installation process. Follow the directions on any message screens that may appear.
  • When the installation process is completed, both the original .tar and the extracted .pkg files may be safely deleted from your desktop.
  • If prompted, you may need to restart your computer for your update to take effect.

 

Lightscribe Simple Labeler (Both OS X 10.4.0 and 10.3.9 versions)

  • Make sure you have installed the Lightscribe System Software for Mac before installing this program.
  • Save any work in progress and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.
  • If you are using Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later, download Lightscribe Simple Labeler for Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later.  If you are using Mac OS X 10.3.9, download Lightscribe Simple Labeler for Mac OS X 10.3.9.  You must have at least Mac OS X 10.3.9 to use Lightscribe software.
  • The selected file will be downloaded onto your desktop.
  • Double click the downloaded file shown on your desktop to extract the installation file. The extracted file should have a similar name as the downloaded file, but will have a .pkg file extension.
  • Double click the extracted .pkg file on your desktop to start the installation process. Follow the directions on any popup screens that may appear and acknowledge with “Continue” if necessary.
  • When the installation process is completed, both the original .tar and the extracted .pkg files may be safely deleted from your desktop.
  • If prompted, you may need to restart your computer for your update to take effect.
  • Once installed, the LightScribe Simple Labeler can be found in your “Applications” folder under LightScribe/Simple Labeler.

 

Installation Instructions for Linux

Lightscribe System Software

Notes:

The LightScribe System Software is validated on SuSE 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 10.0. However, the LSS should install on any x86-based Linux distribution using Linux kernel 2.6 and RPM or Debian.  You will also need to install a labeling program such as the Simple Labeler or LaCie’s 4L labeler.

You MUST install this package before installing any other Lightscribe software.

 
Before you begin:

  • You must have Administrator or SuperUser account access and passwords to install either package.
  • Save any work in progress and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.
  • Your installation procedure will be different depending on what Linux distribution you have.  Be sure to download the one that works for your distribution.

Installing the rpm package:

  • Using the Command Line
    • Download Lightscribe System Software (LSS) v1.18.27.10 (rpm file)
    • Activate your terminal program.
    • Locate the downloaded rpm file and use “cd” to enter the same directory.
    • Use the “su” command to log on as the Super User using your root password.
    • The following lists the commands to use depending on what you are doing:
      Note: <filename.rpm> is the name of the file that you downloaded.

      • Log on as Super User with your root password:
        su
        <type your root password>
      • Verify your user status:
        id
      • Install the package on a clean system:
        rpm -i <filename.rpm>
      • Uninstall:
        rpm -e <filename.rpm>
      • Upgrade from an older version to a new one:
        rpm -Uvh <filename.rpm>
      • List currently installed LightScribe packages (all packages whose name starts with Lightscribe):
        rpm -qa | grep lightscribe
    • Log out of Super User by typing “exit” when you are done
  • Using a GUI (KDE)
    • Download Lightscribe System Software (LSS) v1.18.27.10 (rpm file).  Your file will most likely be downloaded to your home directory.
    • Locate and double click the .rpm file to install it using your default software installer. You may also right click the .rpm file, then choose “Open with Install Software”.
    • If you are not logged in as an Administrator, you may be prompted for a password.  Enter the Administrator password at that time.

Installing the deb package:

  • Using the Command Line
    • Download Lightscribe System Software (LSS) v1.18.27.10 (deb file)
    • Activate your terminal program.
    • Locate the downloaded deb file and use “cd” to enter the same directory.  It may most likely be in your home directory.
    • Log into the super user account by either logging in as “superuser” or by using the “sudo” command
    • Use the following commands to install the drivers:
      • Type the following in your command line, where <filename> is the name of the deb package.
        sudo dpkg -i <filename>
      • When prompted, enter your Admin password
      • To check the status of installation, use the following command:
        dpkg -s lightscribe
  • Using a GUI (such as Gnome)
    • Download Lightscribe System Software (LSS) v1.18.27.10 (deb file).  Your file will most likely be downloaded to your home directory.
    • Locate and double click the .deb file to install it using your default software installer.
    • If you are not logged in as an Administrator, you may be prompted for a password.  Enter the Administrator password at that time.

 

Lightscribe Simple Labeler

Before you begin:

  • You must have Administrator or SuperUser account access and passwords to install either package.
  • Save any work in progress and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.
  • You MUST install the Lightscribe System Software package before installing this package.
  • Your installation procedure will be different depending on what Linux distribution you have.  Be sure to download the one that works for your distribution.

 
Installing the rpm package:

  • Using the Command Line
    • Download Lightscribe Simple Labeler v1.18.15.1 (rpm file)
    • Activate your terminal program.
    • Locate the downloaded rpm file and use “cd” to enter the same directory.
    • Use the “su” command to log on as the Super User using your root password.
    • The following lists the commands to use depending on what you are doing:
      Note: <filename.rpm> is the name of the file that you downloaded.

      • Log on as Super User with your root password:
        su
        <type your root password>
      • Verify your user status:
        id
      • Install the package on a clean system:
        rpm -i <filename.rpm>
      • Uninstall:
        rpm -e <filename.rpm>
      • Upgrade from an older version to a new one:
        rpm -Uvh <filename.rpm>
      • List currently installed LightScribe packages (all packages whose name starts with Lightscribe):
        rpm -qa | grep lightscribe
    • Log out of Super User by typing “exit” when you are done
    • After you have finished installation, you can find the Lightscribe Simple Labeler program following directory:
      /opt/lightscribeApplications/SimpleLabeler
  • Using a GUI (KDE)
    • Download Lightscribe Simple Labeler v1.18.15.1 (rpm file).  Your file will most likely be downloaded to your home directory.
    • Locate and double click the .rpm file to install it using your default software installer. You may also right click the .rpm file, then choose “Open with Install Software”.
    • If you are not logged in as an Administrator, you may be prompted for a password.  Enter the Administrator password at that time.
    • When you are finished, you can find the Lightscribe Simple Labeler software in the following directory:
      /opt/lightscribeApplications/SimpleLabeler

 

Installing the deb package:

  • Using the Command Line
    • Download Lightscribe Simple Labeler v1.18.15.1 (deb file)
    • Activate your terminal program.
    • Locate the downloaded deb file and use “cd” to enter the same directory.  It may most likely be in your home directory.
    • Log into the super user account by either logging in as “superuser” or by using the “sudo” command
    • Use the following commands to install the drivers:
      • Type the following in your command line, where <filename> is the name of the deb package.
        sudo dpkg -i <filename>
      • When prompted, enter your Admin password
      • To check the status of installation, use the following command:
        dpkg -s lightscribe
    • When finished, the installed content will be in the following directory:
      /opt/lightscribeApplications/
  • Using a GUI (such as Gnome)
    • Download Lightscribe Simple Labeler v1.18.15.1 (deb file).  Your file will most likely be downloaded to your home directory.
    • Locate and double click the .deb file to install it using your default software installer.
    • If you are not logged in as an Administrator, you may be prompted for a password.  Enter the Administrator password at that time.
    • After installation, the installed content will be located in the following directory:
      /opt/lightscribeApplications/

 

Linux Public SDK

Directories of installed content:

  • SDK license:
    /usr/share/doc/lightscribe-sdk/SDKlicense.rtf
  • SDK files:
    /usr/include
  • SDK documentation:
    /usr/share/doc/lightscribe-sdk/docs
  • lsprint sample application:
    /usr/share/doc/lightscribe-sdk/sample/lsprint

Before you begin:

  • You must have Administrator or SuperUser account access and passwords to install either package.
  • Save any work in progress and close down all active programs, especially any labeling applications.
  • You MUST install the Lightscribe System Software package before installing this package.
  • Your installation procedure will be different depending on what Linux distribution you have.  Be sure to download the one that works for your distribution.
  • Using the Command Line
    • Download Linux Public SDK v1.18.6.1 (rpm file)
    • Activate your terminal program.
    • Locate the downloaded rpm file and use “cd” to enter the same directory.
    • Use the “su” command to log on as the Super User using your root password.
    • The following lists the commands to use depending on what you are doing:
      Note: <filename.rpm> is the name of the file that you downloaded.

      • Log on as Super User with your root password:
        su
        <type your root password>
      • Verify your user status:
        id
      • Install the package on a clean system:
        rpm -i <filename.rpm>
      • Uninstall:
        rpm -e <filename.rpm>
      • Upgrade from an older version to a new one:
        rpm -Uvh <filename.rpm>
      • List currently installed LightScribe packages (all packages whose name starts with Lightscribe):
        rpm -qa | grep lightscribe
    • Log out of Super User by typing “exit” when you are done
  • Using a GUI (KDE)
    • Download Linux Public SDK v1.18.6.1 (rpm file).  Your file will most likely be downloaded to your home directory.
    • Locate and double click the .rpm file to install it using your default software installer. You may also right click the .rpm file, then choose “Open with Install Software”.
    • If you are not logged in as an Administrator, you may be prompted for a password.  Enter the Administrator password at that time.
    • When you are finished, you can find the installed content in the directories listed above.
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