[kde-linux] k3b doesn't allow any writers
stevee at gorbag.com
Thu Aug 11 07:15:41 UTC 2005
On Thursday 11 August 2005 05:49, Rod Butcher wrote:
> 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.
The 2.6.8 and later kernels made some changes for security reasons that
stopped k3b from working as non root, see
<http://www.besttechie.net/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t134.html>. K3b was
modified to cope with these changes, so for me, using kernel 2.6.12 and k3b
0.11.24, writing works fine as a non root user. From
<http://k3b.plainblack.com/news2> it appears that k3b version 0.11.18
contains the fix. Note that you *will* need to rerun k3bsetup, as it needs to
remove the sticky bit from cdrecord.
The first of my links above also suggests that a new version of cdrecord is
required. I am running 2.01, which works for me.
Steve Evans E-mail: mailto:stevee at gorbag.com
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