I don’t think there is a newer firmware ftp://mx02.benq-eu.com/dvd-rw/firmware/dw1640/
But maybe an older one could work better for you ? What is you problem with linux ?[/QUOTE]
No open-source software is getting to use the recorder, since they have several instabilities. I even tried several different Linux distributions, with several different software and only nero linux can write with some efficiency. But I can not continue multisession discs recorded on and found other reports of instability with this recorder in linux.