[kde-linux] k3b won't verify data

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Feb 4 19:39:40 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 02 February 2008 10:20:13 david wrote:
>> Gaffer. wrote:
>>> On Saturday 02 February 2008 09:55, david inscribed thus:
>>>> Have k3b 1.0.4 running with KDE 3.5.8 (Debian Lenny/Sid). Whenever
>>>> I tell it to verify data after burning, it completes the burn, pops
>>>> open the CD tray, waits patiently until I push the tray back in.
>>>> Then it says "Verifying Track" and NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING HAPPENS.
>>>> The CD drive makes a few clicking noise, but no reading begins.
>>>> Just sits there doing nothing. If I flip to another desktop, the CD
>>>> icon shows up, can be mounted, opened, data read from it,
>>>> unmounted, ejected. And the whole time k3b sits there "verifying
>>>> data" but never reading anything.
>>>> Can't find a k3b bug database anywhere, but apparently this is well
>>>> documented amongst Ubuntu users in their forums.
>>>> Anything I can do about it?
>>> This bug has been there quite a while.  In my experience it only seems
>>> to affect DVD's  CD's write and verify for me just fine.
>> I have only a CD burner, although the drive is one of those combo drives
>> able to read DVDs.
>> Guess it's not going to get fixed ...
> I don't know whether it's an Ubuntu issue, but I suspect not.

It's not an Ubuntu issue - I'm running Debian Etch Lenny/Sid.

> I think that 
> most times I've heard of it the reporter has mentioned owning a combo drive 
> like yours.  If you are able to put a standard DVD drive in I suspect the 
> problem will go away.

This is a laptop - I can't change out the drive. In fact, most laptops 
I've run into included some kind of combo drive. So having this bug 
around so long seems a little silly to me.

> It certainly is fine on every system I've handled, but 
> I've never had a combo drive.

To make it weird, sometime back, there was a month or so when it 
verified data just fine.

Oh, well!

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