[kde-linux] k3b verify problem

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Jul 31 10:38:38 UTC 2008

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.

Hmmm, IMHO, an old and longstanding bug in K3B and/or HALD and/or some 
other component of KDE that (IIRC) you yourself once mentioned only 
rarely afflicts users and then only users of certain hardware ... 
anyway, me being one of the lucky victims of this bug (I was the one who 
noticed that on my system K3B was burning track0 but then trying to 
verify track1), the solution is to set K3B to NOT eject the disc after 
burning. Then it goes ahead and verifies just fine. After the 
verification is complete, you can eject the disc via K3B's menus/icons.

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