[kde-linux] k3b doesn't allow any writers

Rod Butcher rbutcher at hyenainternet.com
Thu Aug 11 04:49:50 UTC 2005

I understand this is an issue introduced with the 2.6.8 kernel.. there 
was a lot of talk about the problem and I never heard of a solution. I 
still (with 2.6.13) have to use root to burn cds.

Ronnie Betzen wrote:
> I've been pulling my hair out trying to fix this.  Maybe someone here might 
> have a solution?
> K3b lists both my cdrom and my cdwriter as readers.  Nothing is listed as a 
> writer.  I've run the setup program and changed the permissions on cdrdao and
> cdrecord to chmod 755.
> When I run k3b with root privileges, it works fine. The burner is listed as a 
> writer.  As a user it still shows both drives as reader.  This suggests to me 
> that I still have permission problems somewhere, but I can't figure out 
> where.
> I'm running Mandriva LE 2005 with a 2.6.8-3 kernel patched for win4lin.
> I've removed and reinstalled both k3b and related programs and reinstalled 
> them.  It didn't work.
> Let me know what other information you need.  Thanks very much in advanced for
> any assistance you can give.
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