My burner has always worked under FC6 and F7 using nautilus-cd-burner, brasero, etc.
F8 seems to detect it as dmesg contains the following:
ata1.01: ATAPI: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-833S, VRS2, max UDMA/33
scsi 0:0:1:0: CD-ROM Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-833S VRS2 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
However there is no burning program on the machine now that detects the drive and allows me to burn.