[kde-linux] k3b won't verify data

Bill Wells hammer29 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 5 01:59:59 UTC 2008

On Monday 04 February 2008 11:39:40 david wrote:
> 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.

I have a Slackware 12.0 box that has exhibited similar problems/issues.  

The box has a Lite-on DVD/CD RW of fairly recent vintage and an old Sony CD RW 
DVD read only. 

 Formerly, I used the Sony to write CD's which wrote and verified CD's.  Now, 
K3B now only wants to "see" the Lite-on Drive.  It writes the CD but does not 
follow through with the verify; not even showing the task in the progress 
bars but giving me the wanh-wanh-wanh--waanh and a task (verify) failure.  

Tough to nail down a date or a change since I do not burn that many CD's.  
However, deep down I feel it dates to a series of Security Updates I 
installed in the Nov-Dec time frame.  I feel it is HAL/dbus related but 
haven't dug to prove/disprove this.

> Oh, well!

Oh well

Bill Wells

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