[kde-linux] K3B and DVDs?

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 22:35:49 UTC 2005

On 12/28/05, Dennis Veatch <dveatch at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> > I do not know, but since k3b is NOT a reliable program, I suggest that
> > you use the command line:
> >
> > http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialCDBurn.html
> Hmm. I think you are *way* off base with that remark and the problems noted in
> this thread are strictly related to the distros being used. K3b *is* a
> reliable program and works just fine here burning DVDs. In fact I cannot
> remember that last time k3b made a coaster of either CDs or DVDs or the last
> time I had a problem with it.
> It makes no difference to k3b which /dev growisofs uses so long as /dev/blah
> points to the correct device. Since in this thread it was
> reported  /media/cdrom1 is busy, then obviously you have to find who has that
> device mounted.
> If you are using hal that is another area you should explore, particularly the
> *.fdi files and even possibly /etc/fstab if you are not using pmount. All
> those items are distro specific. As such you might want to visit your distros
> forums for the particulars.

After having lost consecutively six DVD disks with k3b, my logical
side became foggy... :-) Yeah, you are right: the problem may be
distribution specific, in my case Fedora Core 4. And yes, I use hal...
And yes, I posed the problem on Fedora list, but no solution has


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