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

Rod Butcher rbutcher at hyenainternet.com
Thu Aug 11 14:45:12 UTC 2005

Thanks for the update.. I just compiled k3b 0.12.3 and reran k3bsetup, 
and I can confirm that it now works for a normal user for kernel 2.6.13. 
k3b version 0.11.24 didn't work for me.

Steve Evans wrote:
> 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.
>> Rod
>> 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
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