I have just installed a Samsung SH-S162L DVD writer with Lightscribe which came with Nero 6 express. Nero however doesn't recognise the drive as being a lightscibe drive. I have 2 drives and the samsung is installed as the slave, I have checked the jumpers and they are OK, I have downloaded the latest version of the Lightscribe software and installed this and also reinstalled Nero but it still won't recognise the drive as being a Lightscribe drive. The drive works in every other way.
The only part of Nero that will recognise your drive is "cover designer". As it is a labelling format the ordinary Nero is not interested in this function. Should be a lightscribe icon in cover designer.
Latest version of lightscribe is 18.104.22.168, if you go to lightscribe.com you can download loads of templates and an extended burn software version 22.214.171.124,although this extends the burn time it is quicker than double burning to make a nicer image. Only works on DVDs at the moment.
HVR is right, the applicable part of Nero is the cover designer for Lightscribe use. I have a Philips model and haven't used it since the free disks ran out, all 4 of them! So much better with a CD printing capable printer.