QPxTool is the linux way to get full control over your CD/DVD drives.
With QPxTool you can measure the quality of CDs and DVDs, if your hardware supports these features (supported drives). Further you can take full advantage of the special Plextor writing features (like GigaRec, VariRec, PowerRec, AutoStrategy).
Firstly, download the tarball from http://qpxtool.sourceforge.net/download.html.
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/qt4/bin/lrelease /usr/bin/lrelease
tar xvfj qpxtool-0.7.0.tar.bz2
sudo make cli_install
sudo make gui_install