[kde-linux] k3b verify problem

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Aug 1 08:42:24 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 31 July 2008 20:18:01 david wrote:
>> Dale wrote:
>>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 31 July 2008 08:58:50 Dale wrote:
>>>>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>>> Is there a problem with k3b in 2008.1?  I've just installed Mandriva
>>>>>> on my daughter's laptop and confidently told her to burn with k3b. 
>>>>>> She burned one, the disc ejected, but didn't retract and the verify
>>>>>> stuck there.  The second time she caught it as it ejected and pushed
>>>>>> it in immediately it released. It didn't verify.  I changed the
>>>>>> setting so that it wouldn't eject, but the third burn didn't verify
>>>>>> either.
>>>>>> That is, not that they gave a 'bad burn' but that it didn't even start
>>>>>> to verify.
>>>>>> Anyone know why or what I can do?  It's most embarrassing.  I told her
>>>>>> that it was so simple and reliable, but I'll not convince her if she
>>>>>> can't verify her backups.
>>>>>> Anne
>>>>> Hi Anne,
>>>>> You may want to check the Gentoo mailing lists and/or forums.  I
>>>>> remember this being a issue a few months ago.  I think it has been
>>>>> fixed but not real sure.
>>>> I'll do some googling, but I remember that many people reported that
>>>> setting the tray not to eject solved their problem.  I'm pretty sure I
>>>> did that on one of my systems, too, so I was shocked to find that it
>>>> didn't solve it on this system.
>>>> Anne
>>> This may help:
>>> root at smoker / # equery list k3b
>>> [ Searching for package 'k3b' in all categories among: ]
>>>  * installed packages
>>> [I--] [ ~] app-cdr/k3b-1.0.5-r1 (0)
>>> root at smoker / # equery list hal
>>> [ Searching for package 'hal' in all categories among: ]
>>>  * installed packages
>>> [I--] [  ] app-misc/hal-info-20070618 (0)
>>> [I--] [  ] sys-apps/hal- (0)
>>> root at smoker / #
>>> That's my versions of k3b and hal.  It does not verify if it is set to
>>> eject but does if it is set not to eject.  That is the status with these
>>> versions anyway.  May want to check what versions you have available.
>> Mine:
>> K3B - 1.1~svn20080108.2200+r758580-0rarewares1
>> hal - 0.5.11~rc2-1
>> I wonder if the versions of cdrdao and cdrecord have any impact?
> David, have you tested different disk standards?  -R and +R, etc.?

No, my laptop can only burn CDs. I usually burn straight CDR or CDRW, 
haven't noticed if using a rewritable CD makes any difference.

My wife's new laptop can burn DVDs, but we haven't tried to burn 
anything on her laptop yet.

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